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Lecture about Obamacare

November 15, 2013 · Updated 3:21 PM

Patricia C. Kuszler / Contributed photo

Orcas Crossroads Lecture Series will host University of Washington Law Professor, Patricia C. Kuszler, doctor of medicine and juris doctor, who will present “Obamacare: Fact, Fiction, Fury?” on Sunday, Nov. 17, 4 p.m. at Orcas Center.

The Affordable Care Act also known as “Obamacare” has generated debate since its passage in 2010.  Kuszler’s presentation reviews the provisions of Obamacare, discusses what it changes and what it does not change, debunks popular fictions, and delves into the fury surrounding the act as it is being implemented.

“Often the fury over health care is not really grounded in health care, all the sound and fury is grounded in bigger issues of social justice … the battle of the classes,” said Kuszler.

She said it’s important for people to know the truth about Obamacare for two big reasons. For those who don’t have insurance they can learn what opportunities they may have. If you do have insurance the lecture could open your eyes to what Obamacare will not provide.

“There has been so much press on the issue and most of it is bad and not well reported,” she said. “In most cases they are largely untrue, but there is always a grain of truth... usually only a grain.”

Kuszler has observed health issues from a diverse set of experiences - as an emergency physician, as a practicing lawyer, and now as a professor teaching health law at the University of Washington. She is also director of the Center for Law, Science and Global Health.

Come with your questions for the Q & A session after the lecture, and join us for a reception following the presentation.

Tickets are $10 and available at Darvill’s Bookstore, online at www.orcascrossroads.org or at the door. Some complimentary tickets are available in advance at the Senior Center.


Cali Bagby contributed to this story.


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