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What's next for health care reform? Leaders to discuss future of health care

What's next for health care reform? Leaders to discuss future of health care

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The Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. (Derek Gee/Buffalo News file photo)

Buffalo Niagara health care leaders will share insights on health care reform during a panel discussion Monday.

The University at Buffalo School of Management will host the forum titled "After the Affordable Care Act: A Nonpartisan Conversation on the Future of Health Care."

The discussion will address the wide-reaching impact of the legislation on patients, medical professionals, employers and taxpayers. Panelists are expected to give insight on the law's strengths and problems and how any potential repeal could affect Medicaid, prescription drug costs, individual and employer insurance markets and the shift toward value-based payment models.

Larry Zielinski, s executive in residence for health care administration in the UB School of Management, will moderate the discussion.

The event is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the Hauptman-Woodward Medical Research Institute, 700 Ellicott St.

The panel will include:

  • Dr. Michael W. Cropp, president and CEO of Independent Health
  • Dr. Michael J. Edbauer, president and CEO of Catholic Medical Partners and chief clinical officer of Catholic
  • Dr. David P. Hughes, executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaleida Health
  • Dr. Nancy H. Nielsen, senior associate dean for health policy and clinical professor in the UB Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

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