HMPRG Forum: Health Reform Impacts, Challenges, and the Future

The Chicago Forum for Justice in Health Policy: Health Reform Impacts, Challenges, and the Future

Health reform often seems like a moving target. While the 2020 election heats up, the future of healthcare and health insurance remains a major debate. Meanwhile, the U.S.’s ongoing legacy of injustice both causes and exacerbates health inequities and violations of human rights. Many patients still struggle to access high-quality, affordable healthcare and hundreds of thousands of Illinoisans remain uninsured. Join us for a conversation on the impacts of recent—and the potential future of—health reform.

Thursday, October 31, 2019
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Regents Hall at Loyola University Chicago
111 E. Pearson St., 16th floor

Registration: Sliding scale ($15 recommended)

Learn more and Register here

The forum will include a few panels to discuss health reform from the perspective of: state government; providers and other safety net organizations; and health advocates.
Panelist / Respondent list (in formation):

  • Graciela Guzman, Campaign Director of Healthy Illinois (forum moderator)
  • Ramon Gardenhire, Deputy Chief of Staff of Policy, Illinois Governor’s Office
  • Jay Shannon, MD, CEO of Cook County Health
  • Heather O’Donnell, Senior Vice President of Public Policy & Advocacy at Thresholds
  • Steven Glass, Vice President of Value Based Care at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Nadeen Israel, Vice President, Policy & Advocacy, AIDS Foundation of Chicago
  • Stephanie Altman, Director of Healthcare Justice and Senior Director of Policy, Shriver Center on Poverty Law
  • Dan Rabbitt, Senior Project Manager, Health Policy Heartland Alliance

If you have an interest in healthcare access and improving health in Illinois, we hope you’ll attend this forum.

The intended audiences include: healthcare, public health, and social services workers and providers; people who use the safety net; policymakers; healthcare administrators; health insurance administrators; advocates working in health, policy, public health, and healthcare; and health workforce experts.

Health & Medicine would like to thank the Washington Square Health Foundation for their support of this forum.  Also, thank you to our co-sponsors, Loyola University’s Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy and the Civitas ChildLaw Center.

Contact Health & Medicine at with any requests for sign language interpretation, accessibility concerns, and any other questions regarding this forum.


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