Future of Obamacare is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute June 3

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 Future of Obamacare is topic at Rice’s Baker Institute June 3

HOUSTON – (May 24, 2016) – Health economist Vivian Ho will discuss the current status of the United States’ health care system under President Barack Obama’s health care law and consider what modifications might be expected under a new Democratic or Republican administration at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy June 3.

0524_OBAMACAREAdmission costs $50 for the general public. Registration is required by May 27. For more information or to register, go to http://bakerinstitute.org/events/1777.

Who: Vivian Ho, chair in health economics and director of the Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences; professor of economics at Rice; and professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.       

Santiago Caraballo, senior vice president at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, will give welcoming remarks.

What: A presentation titled “How Might Obamacare Change in 2017?”

When: Friday, June 3. Lunch will be served at noon; Ho’s presentation will begin at 12:15 p.m.

Where: Rice University, Baker Hall, Doré Commons, 6100 Main St.

Members of the news media who want to attend should RSVP to Jeff Falk, associate director of national media relations at Rice, at jfalk@rice.edu or 713-348-6775. For a map of Rice University’s campus with parking information, go to www.rice.edu/maps. Media are advised to park in the Central Campus Garage.

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About Jeff Falk

Jeff Falk is associate director of national media relations in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs.