Sometimes, summer school is a good thing, as Brian Doherty, Ullico’s Director of Market Development found out when he recently served as a guest lecturer at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Healthcare reform has long been a prominent topic of political debate. The passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) in 2010, is putting that debate into action. But nothing can move forward by standing still, and as healthcare evolves and improves, so must the policy behind it. It will be the responsibility of the future healthcare professionals, providers and administrators alike, to make this a reality.
Speaking to a group of Masters degree candidates in Public Health, Doherty, together with Dr. Mark Blum of America’s Agenda, discussed the role of unions in the workplace, their role as change agents – healthcare in the workplace was the result of union advocacy – and their role in future healthcare policy decisions.
“This was a great experience,” said Doherty. “The questions and discussion with the students was invigorating. I am encouraged as we trust our future to such capable hands.”