Health care panel discussions Oct. 2-3 at Gettysburg College

Gettysburg College will host several talks and panel discussion on the topic of health care and reform Oct. 2-3. All of the events will take place in the College Union Building Room 260 and are open to the public at no charge.

A panel discussion by Gettysburg College Professors Lisa Portmess and Brendan Cushing-Daniels will take place Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. on the moral and ethical dilemmas facing our health care system. Gettysburg College's Co-Director of Human Resources Regina Campo and Aaron McKethan, research director at the Engelberg Center for Health Reform at the Brookings Institution, will also speak.

An 8:30 a.m. continental breakfast will kick off a 9 a.m. panel Oct. 3 on the political dimensions of health care featuring Gettysburg College Philosophy Professor Gary Mullen; Jamie Fleet, staff director for the Committee on House Administration with the United States Congress; Kate Michelman, former president of NARAL; and Larry L. Light, vice president of legislative and political affairs for the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

A 10:30 a.m. panel Oct. 3 will highlight views from health care providers, including Dr. David Moore, of Fairfield Family Medicine, and Michael Strazzella, a 1994 Gettysburg College graduate and vice president of federal relations at the Hospital and Healthsystem Associates of Pennsylvania. A free buffet luncheon will follow.

For more information, contact the Eisenhower Institute at 717.337.6685.


Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Posted: Tue, 29 Sep 2009

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