The health-care reform bill passed by the U.S. House of Representative last year weighed in at a whopping 1,990 pages. The measure passed in the U.S. Senate just before Christmas clocked in at a staggering 2,074 pages.
Not exactly casual reading for the average citizen.
A new series hosted by the University of Missouri-Kansas City aims to make the whole complicated mess a little more comprehensible.
"National Health Care: A Community Conversation" kicks off tomorrow morning with part one: "The Consumer Perspective." In addition to a number of UMKC professors, the panel of experts includes Jeff Bloemker from Cerner Corporation, Chris Lester from the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce and Dr. Sharon Lee from Southwest Boulevard Family Health Care.
The "non-partisan, fact-based discussion," as UMKC bills it, starts at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow in the UMKC School of Law's E.E. Thompson Courtroom (500 East 52nd Street).
And mark your calendar for The Employer Perspective on February 27 and "The Provider Perspective on March 27."