October 3, 2008

Health care public policy panel held at CSB

Update: Photos now online.

ST. JOSEPH, Minn. – A panel on health care public policy is at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Room 204A, Gorecki Dining and Conference Center, College of Saint Benedict, St. Joseph.

“At What Cost? A Health Care Policy Panel” looks at who should pay and manage health insurance, and what are the dangers and benefits of government and market solutions.

The panel includes:

  • Twila Brase, a public health nurse who is president of the Citizens’ Council on Health Care, a non-profit organization based in St. Paul;
  • Steve Ehlen, an insurance broker at Holland and Frank Agency, Sartell. He is a 1993 graduate of Saint John’s University;
  • Joe Friedrich, economics professor at CSB and SJU whose areas of academic interest include health economics and the design of health care financing. He is a 1964 graduate of SJU;
  • State Rep. Larry Hosch (DFL-St. Joseph), who is a 2001 graduate of SJU. Hosch is the vice chair of the Health Care and Human Services Finance Division committee for the House;
  • Kathy Mock, vice president for public affairs at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota. She is a 1980 graduate of CSB.
The event is sponsored by The Eugene J. McCarthy Center for Public Policy and Civic Engagement at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University. The center seeks to engage the campus and wider community in debate and discourse regarding public policy and public affairs. More information about the center can be found at www.csbsju.edu/mccarthycenter.