A Kansas University leader will address the Top 10 myths about health care reform during a public presentation.
Marcia Nielsen, vice chancellor for public policy and planning at KU Medical Center, will be the speaker, and the event is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at the Dole Institute of Politics, 2350 Petefish Drive.
“Health reform is one of the most important public policy issues of our time, but it is complicated, confusing and too many pieces have been taken out of context,” Nielsen said. “To understand what Congress is debating, we need to begin by separating fact from fiction.”
Before returning to KU Medical Center in July, Nielsen was executive director of the Kansas Health Policy Authority.
While at KHPA, Nielsen oversaw administration of Kansas Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program, the State Employee Health Program and the State Self-Insurance Fund that provides workers compensation coverage to state employees.
She spent a decade in Washington, D.C., working as a legislative assistant to former U.S. Sen. Bob Kerrey, D-Neb., during the debate over comprehensive health care reform in the 1990s. She also was a health lobbyist and assistant director of legislation for the AFL-CIO.