Covering the Uninsured: Who Has the Will and Who Has the Way?

April 28, 2008 | CHRT Event

On Friday, May 2, 2008, the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT) will convene a panel of experts to explore the problem of America’s 47 million uninsured.

“In this election year, voters, candidates and the media are increasingly focused on the issue of healthcare and the uninsured – and rightfully so,” said Marianne Udow-Phillips, CHRT’s director. “We know the public is very concerned about access to health care but when it comes to specifics, it can be hard to find common ground.”

Panelists Catherine McLaughlin, Professor of Health Management & Policy and director of the Economic Research Initiative on the Uninsured, U-M School of Public Health; Kevin Seitz, executive vice president of Health Care Value Enhancement, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan; and Ellen Rabinowitz, executive director of the Washtenaw Health Plan will share their views and join Udow-Phillips to respond to audience questions. Tracy Davis of the Ann Arbor News will moderate.

Sponsored by the Center for Healthcare Research & Transformation (CHRT), the panel discussion will take place from 12 noon – 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 2, in the Danto Auditorium at the U-M Cardiovascular Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Register in advance by calling (734) 998-7555 or email

For information about other events happening in during Cover the Uninsured week (April 27 – May 3, 2008), visit and click on “Michigan.”