Health Care Reform Focus of a Presentation Tuesday (Nov. 16) at UNK

Dr. Allan Jenkins
professor, Department of Economics, 308.865.8461

UNK- Health care reform is the focus of a presentation set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 16) on the University of Nebraska at Kearney campus.

Students taking a health care economics class taught by Dr. Allan Jenkins have researched various aspects of the subject, and then wrote papers based on the research. Each student has prepared segments of the presentation based on that research, and three students from the class will be making the Tuesday night presentation, the first in a series of presentations that will be given at sites across Central Nebraska.

The Tuesday presentation, which is sponsored by the American Democracy Project, will take place in Copeland Hall, Room 142, and is free and open to the public.

“Civil discussion of the issue will follow the presentation,” Dr. Jenkins said. “This is a nonpartisan discussion of the current situation with some comparison with health care in other countries. The presentation presents historical information on the drivers of increasing health care costs and is not attacking nor supporting any individual health care reform plan.”

Of the 20 students in the class, three will make the presentation Tuesday. Other students will have an opportunity to be presenters at future presentations, Dr. Jenkins said. Those presenting Tuesday will be Suzanne Hoefer, an exercise science major from Elgin; Drew Prososki, a chemistry major from Kearney; and Lindsey Bright, an exercise science major from Orchard.