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Reinhardt to speak on Obama and health care

Tuesday, March 24, 2009, 4:30 p.m. Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall

Princeton scholar Uwe Reinhardt, a leading figure in health care economics, will present a lecture titled "Health Care Sails Into a Perfect Storm: Can Obama Come to the Rescue?" at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 24, in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.

Reinhardt, the James Madison Professor of Political Economy, is an authority on the U.S. health care system and quoted frequently in the media on topics ranging from high drug prices to wasteful health care spending. He has been invited to address hundreds of organizations, from the World Bank to the Clinton administration's health care reform transition team to the Hong Kong Hospital Authority. He has testified more than 20 times before Congress, speaking on Medicare, physician compensation and the spiraling cost of health care, among other topics. Modern Healthcare magazine ranked Reinhardt one of the 10 most powerful people in health care in 2002.

The lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

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