Georgetown on the Hill Presents Research on Health Care Reform

March 19, 2012

Georgetown University Center for Business and Public Policy to Present “Lessons and Implications for National Reform” on Capitol Hill, March 22

WHAT:     
The Center for Business and Public Policy at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business will present “The Impact of Health Reform in Massachusetts: Lessons and Implications for National Reform” as part of its Georgetown on the Hill lecture series. The research will be presented by Jonathan Kolstad, assistant professor of health care management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.

WHEN:     
Thursday, March 22, 2012, Noon to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch will be served.

WHERE:     
Cannon Office Building, Room 334

RSVP
Media who are interested in covering the event should contact Teresa Mannix, director of media relations, at (202) 687-4080 or tmm53@georgetown.edu.

PROGRAM:
Kolstad will present his research, “The Impact of Health Care Reform on Hospital and Preventative Care: Evidence from Massachusetts,” which investigates the effects of health reform legislation passed in Massachusetts as evidence of the impact that health care reform might have for the United States. He examines how the Massachusetts legislation changed the way health care is consumed and delivered, the overall impact on hospital outcomes, and how access to medical care has changed.

About Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business
Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business is a premier business school located at the center of world politics and business in Washington, D.C. Some 1,400 undergraduates, 1,000 MBA students, and 1,200 participants in executive education programs study business with an intensive focus on leadership and a global perspective. Founded in 1957, the business school today resides in the new Rafik B. Hariri Building, a state-of-the-art facility that blends the tradition of Georgetown University with forward-thinking functionality.

About the Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy
The Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy is an academic, non-partisan research center whose mission is to engage scholars, business people and policymakers in relevant inquiries and dialogue to impact key business, economic and public policy issues confronting American and international businesses today. Housed at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, the Georgetown Center was created in 2002 to encourage thoughtful discussion and to document and disseminate knowledge on a range of issues in the public interest.