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What Next for Health Care in New Jersey? June 16 conference

Submitted by Staff on Tue, 06/06/2017 - 14:59

Dear Union Members,

Health care is critically important to us as a union—from the battles in Washington to dismantle the Affordable Care Act to the attacks on our own employee health benefits in Trenton. The cost and quality of our benefits informs our work with other unions here in New Jersey. That’s why we are co-sponsoring this health care conference at Rutgers on Friday, June 16. From both a policy and a practical view, we think the conference will be very informative and hopefully move more of us to action.

So please join us on June 16 - the relevant details are below.

In Solidarity,
David M Hughes and Deepa Kumar
President and Vice-President, Rutgers AAUP-AFT faculty union

What Next for Healthcare in New Jersey? A Rutgers Center for Health and Work LEARN Conference

Date and Time: Friday, June 16, 9am-3pm
Location: Rutgers Labor Education Center, 50 Labor Center Way, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Join New Jersey union leaders and nationally known policy experts and advocates on Friday, June 16, at the Rutgers Labor Education Center to discuss new healthcare developments and promising practical alternatives.
Register NOW. The agenda is available HERE.

Our healthcare is under attack and costs are rising! How does it affect bargaining? What are other states doing? What can we do in New Jersey?

Hear leading national experts and healthcare advocates on the latest developments. Talk with other New Jersey labor and civic leaders about what we can do to protect access to and the quality of the state's healthcare system.

Speakers include:

    Distinguished Professor Joel Cantor, Director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy
    Heather Howard, Esq., State Health and Value Strategies, Princeton University
    Enrique Martinez-Vidal, VP for State Policy & Technical Assistance, AcademyHealth
    Dr. John McDonough, Director of Continuing Education, Harvard School of Public Health
    Jo Surpin, President, Applied Medical Software, Collingswood, NJ

Join us and learn the most recent developments in the changing federal landscape and the most promising responses in several key states.

This conference is co-sponsored by AAUP-AFT, HPAE-AFT, 1199SEIU, and the Rutgers Labor Education Center.

For more information, contact Michael Merrill at 848-932-1890 or Professors Adrienne Eaton or Rebecca Givan at the Rutgers Center for Work and Health.

Even if you have already reserved your place at the conference, please register HERE for materials, lunch, and beer and wine reception.

Please complete a separate registration form for each person attending the conference from your organization. The conference is free, but the organizers need an accurate count of attendees.


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