Obamacare to Trumpcare? Panel discussion set for Morristown, May 18

Gordon MacInnes of NJ Policy Perspective at Citizens town hall in Boonton, Feb. 21, 2017. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
Gordon MacInnes of NJ Policy Perspective. Photo by Kevin Coughlin
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From the Morris Township Democratic Committee:

Margaret Koller, executive director of the Center for State Health Policy; Gordon MacInnes, president and chief executive of NJ Policy Perspective; and Dr. Thomas Howe, retired medical director for Aetna and Prudential Healthcare in NJ, will provide an overview of the Affordable Care Act and its importance to all residents of the state on Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Association, at 175 South St. in Morristown.

The presentation is open to the public, and will include an examination of how the Affordable Care Act relates to the individual and the small group market, as well as stressing the importance of Medicaid expansion in New Jersey. The presenters will also assess the affordability of the ACA in the state.

As executive director of the Center for State Health Policy, Margaret Koller oversees all project development and financial and strategic planning. She most recently directed the Center’s $14 million ACA portfolio funded by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

Koller serves on the NJ Small Employer Health Benefits Program Board as co-chairperson. She has a master’s degree in public policy from the Eagleton Institute of Politics at Rutgers.

Gordon MacInnes is a former New Jersey State Assemblyman and Senator. Currently, as president and chief executive of NJ Policy Perspective, MacInnes leads the organization’s efforts to advance economic justice and shared prosperity in New Jersey. He is a graduate of Occidental College and the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University. He’s also a former member of the Rutgers Board of Directors.

Dr. Thomas Howe, who retired as medical director for Aetna and Prudential Healthcare in New Jersey, most recently worked with hospitals and physician groups on risk agreements including Accountable Care Organizations. His earlier background included 20 years of private practice in internal medicine in Paterson. He is a graduate of Temple Medical School.

RSVP to Diane Holland. There is a suggested donation of $10. Light refreshments will be served. There is ample free parking at the rear of the Visiting Nurse Building.

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