October 31, 2014

Virginia Fiscal Advisory Council

Date and Time:

Monday, July 27, 2009 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Address:

Meese Room, Mason Hall, George Mason University (Faifax Campus)
4400 University Drive
Fairfax, VA 22030

Summary:

The Concord Coalition and George Mason University co-sponsored an Interactive Discussion on Health Care Reform on Monday, July 27th.  The event featured some of the nation's leading experts on health care discussing ways to address reforming our current system.  The panel focused on the impact that rising health care costs will have on not only the federal government, but the state and local levels.

Following the panel discussion, Concord Coalition Policy Director, Josh Gordon, lead the audience in an interactive exercise on health care reform.  The audience, seated at round tables, examined several reform options and discussed possible long-term solutions.  Each group then got the opportunity to share their findings with the entire audience.  The audience was made up of students, community members, Concord Coalition members, state and local officials, and local business leaders.

Click here to get a copy of the exercise:  http://www.concordcoalition.org/files/GMU Exercise on Health Care.pdf

Please e-mail Jeff Thiebert at jthiebert@concordcoalition.org if you would like more information about the event.

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