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Media Advisory
February 1, 2008
Contact:
Oroma Mpi, 212-382-6713

Symposium on Access to Health Care in the State of New York

When: Thursday, February 7, 2008; 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street (between 5 th & 6 th Ave.)
What: Discussion of current options to increase access to health care in New York State and to reduce the number of uninsured New Yorkers

Please join us for a timely symposium with Governor Spitzer¡¦s top health care advisers and the Chairs of the New York State Senate and Assembly Committees on Health. We will also hear from a leading academic who formerly worked under both Presidents Clinton and Bush on health care issues. The topics to be discussed include the obstacles to increasing access to health care and policy trends toward universal insurance coverage, as well as other state initiatives. This symposium is free and open to the public.

Moderator:
SAMUEL J. SERVELLO
Moses & Singer LLP

Speakers:
DENNIS WHALEN
Deputy Secretary to the Governor for Health & Human Services

JOSEPH BAKER
Assistant Deputy Secretary to the Governor for Health & Human Services

SENATOR KEMP HANNON
Chair, Committee on Health, New York State Senate

ASSEMBLY MEMBER RICHARD GOTTFRIED
Chair, Committee on Health, New York State Assembly

DR. SHERRY GLIED
Department Chair, Health Policy and Management and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health

Co-sponsored by:
NYS Bar Association¡¦s Health Law Section, Committee on Public Health

About the Association
The New York City Bar Association (www.nycbar.org) was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public¡¦s welfare remains one of the Association¡¦s highest priorities.

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