Healthy discussion about health care was informative

Westminster hosted an open forum on July 2 to discuss the health care proposal recently unveiled by Senate Republicans. The event featured Dr. Patrick Romano, professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. The hour-long forum in the courtyard included an opportunity for questions.

Dr. Romano is a graduate of Princeton University, Georgetown University School of Medicine, and the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley. He completed joint training in internal medicine and pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals, followed by fellowship training in health services research and clinical epidemiology at the University of California, San Francisco. His research interests include comparative evaluation of health care outcomes, the use of outcomes data to improve the quality and effectiveness of medical care, and the epidemiology of traumatic injuries and birth defects.

He handed out information about the proposal, including this summary, prepared by the Kaiser Family Foundation (also found at the right of this posting. Please take time to educate yourself about this important topic, and look to Westminster to be delving into other important issues as we begin the new program year in September.