News from The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County

News from The Ethical Culture Society of Bergen County

Looking Under the Hood of Healthcare Reform
Whether you are uninsured, have insurance through your employer, use Medicare/Medicaid or purchase your own insurance, you are affected by the Healthcare Reform legislation passed this year. Want to know more? Dr. Richard Bernstein, a physician and health-economics teacher, will discuss key aspects of the health-insurance changes underway in a presentation at the Ethical Culture Society meetinghouse, Tuesday, Nov. 9, from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

Dr. Bernstein’s talk, which is open to the public, will cover important provisions of Healthcare Reform, including initiatives to lower the rate of cost increases, preventive-care coverage, expanded insurance coverage and electronic health records. A question/answer period will follow the talk, which is sponsored by the Adult Education Committee of the Ethical Culture Society. A donation of $5 per person is suggested and light refreshments will be served.

Dr. Bernstein is an associate professor of clinical medicine and preventive medicine at Mount Sinai Medical School, an adjunct associate professor of health economics at the Baruch/Mount Sinai Program in Health Care Administration, and chief medical officer for the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.

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