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Chinese Doctor Among Panelists to Speak on Health-Care Reform


A doctor from a government hospital in Beijing is among three panelists who will speak about health-care reform during an upcoming forum at Eastern Illinois University.

The forum, “The Crisis in Health Care Reform: How Can China and the U.S. Deal with It?” is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26, in the Charleston/Mattoon Room, MLK Jr. Union. The event is free, and the public is welcome.

Dr. Jianyang Hao, chief of the Family Care subdivision of Desheng Community Health Center in China’s capital, will address the problems of care coverage in China.

She will be joined on the panel by Rebecca Spoon, a long-time advocate for universal health care, who will represent the national Healthcare-NOW viewpoint; and former state senator Mike Brady, chief lobbyist for Blue Cross-Blue Shield, who will speak against a government-managed national plan.

While in Coles County, Dr. Jianyang has been touring Sarah Bush Lincoln and Carle Clinic facilities to learn more about the American health-care system. Her visit to campus is sponsored by EIU Health Service. The forum is sponsored by the EIU Public Policy Institute.

A question-and-answer period will follow the three panelists’ presentations. Refreshments will be served after the forum.



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