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Health Care 2020: The Politics of Medicare for All and Obamacare

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Healthcare is a hot topic this election cycle. With so many proposed plans, it is hard to differentiate.

Dr. Brian Coyne, a federal health care lobbyist, will compare the various national health care proposals (ACA, Medicare for All, Medicare by Choice, Public Option, etc).

A representative from New York Health Care Plan will present their version of a State based health care system.

Dr. Brian D. Coyne was appointed vice president, federal affairs at Magellan Health in January 2017, a national healthcare company that provides mental health, substance use disorders and pharmacy benefit management services. Previous to this position, he served as senior vice president for federal government relations at Amerigroup, a multi-state managed care plan that provided health care coverage for low-income families and children, low-income seniors and people with disabilities through the Medicaid program. He served as chief of staff of the U.S. Social Security Administration under President Bill Clinton from 1994 to 2001 and as deputy chief of staff to Rhode Island Governor Bruce Sundlun from 1991-1994.

Dr. Coyne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude in Government, from Cornell University, as well as a Master in Public Administration degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He recently graduated with the degree of Doctor of Law and Policy from Northeastern University. His thesis dealt with Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act.


February 3
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


League of Women Voters of Tompkins County


Kendal at Ithaca (Auditorium, use south entrance)
2230 North Triphammer Road, Ithaca.
Ithaca, NY 14850
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