Powers Hall forum to discuss Affordable Care Act


A panel discussion for students, faculty and staff to debate the merits of the Affordable Care Act and how it will affect those in Michigan is scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday.

Hosted in the Powers Hall Ballroom, “The Future of Health Care in Michigan: Availability, Affordability and Quality” forum will focus on different areas of the new health care law and the effect it has on college students.

Panelists include Ernest Yoder, the dean of Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine, Chris Priest, senior strategy adviser for Gov. Rick Snyder, and Thomas L. Simmer, chief medical officer and senior vice president of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

The forum is part of the CMU Griffin Policy Forum series, which presents discussions on various topics throughout the year. The Robert and Marjorie Griffin Endowed Chair in American Government, the College of Humanities and Social and Behavioral Sciences, and the CMU department of political science sponsor the forums.

Admission for the event and a 5:30 p.m. public reception are both free.