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W: Health Coverage for All: Will Expanding Coverage Improve Health & Lower Costs? – Steve Borders

October 14, 2009
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Sweet House
254 E. Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States

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Organized by:
Jennifer Beahan
Phone: 616-698-2342 x801
Email: jbeahan@centerforinquiry.org


After appearing in peril in August, the health-care overhaul has been given new life in recent weeks giving Democrats increased confidence a bill will pass. As the chances of passing the overhaul grow, can Congress create legislation that will be both fiscally responsible as it improves coverage?

Steve will present data about the current costs & outcomes in the US and locally and an evaluation of the current legislation as it moves through Congress. Don’t miss this this timely and important discussion.

Meetings are open to the Public

After the meeting, join us at Vitale’s Restaurant, 834 Leonard NE, Grand Rapids, MI to socialize. View Map

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About Steve Borders, PhD

Associate Professor, Grand Valley State University

Professor Steve Borders earned his B.A. in Psychology in 1991 from the University of North Carolina. He spent his summers at Texas State University earning a Master of Health Administration degree, and then accepted a position at the Texas Department of Health as a Medicaid policy analyst. After five years with the Texas Department of Health, Borders wanted to do high-level research and policy work. He became a full time research associate at the Texas A&M Public Policy Research Institute and obtained his Ph.D. in Health Systems Planning. Borders is one of the newest faculty members of the School of Public and Nonprofit Administration at Grand Valley State University. Integral to the M.H.A. program, Borders teaches health policy, financial management, and research methods, while also researching the causes of access barriers to prenatal care for Medicaid patients.