February 15, 2012
ATLANTA - The Student Health Law Association (SHLA) and Center for Law, Health & Society welcomed preeminent health law author and respected academic Professor Barry Furrow for a lunchtime presentation entitled "Do Patients Really Benefit from the Affordable Care Act?" Furrow spoke to students and others from the University and community regarding the current problems with our health care system and what the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) aims to accomplish.
Furrow began by discussing the existing problems that the ACA attempts to remedy, namely, the growing number of uninsured Americans. He then transitioned into explaining the ACA’s goals and expected benefits.
"It was great to finally have the Affordable Care Act explained to me by a knowledgeable expert," Leah Murphy, a first-year student said. "Professor Furrow outlined the policy rationales supporting the act from a neutral, unbiased perspective and gave an overview of the act that I could understand without being a health care insider."
Later in the afternoon, SHLA students attended an informal question-and-answer session with Furrow. "I never thought I’d actually get to meet someone who wrote one of my textbooks," said first-year student Alex Joslin. "It was a great experience."
A video of the program may be viewed here.
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