Date: April 19, 2004
Contact: Michael Hopkins
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534-8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, April 19, 2004 – Dr. Quentin Young, clinical professor of preventative medicine and community health at the University of Illinois Medical Center, will present a lecture titled "The Medicare Pharmaceutical Reform and Medicare Modernization Act of 2003 (HR 1): Fraud or Reform?" at Governors State University on Thursday April 29, at 1:30 p.m. in Science Lecture Hall room F-1622 on the university’s main campus, 1 University Parkway, University Park.
Young is a long-time leader in public health policy and an early and active opponent of discrimination in healthcare.
He helped found the Committee to End Discrimination in Chicago Medical Institutions in the 1950’s. In the 1960’s, he served as national chair for The Medical Committee for Human Rights.
He is a regular contributor to WBEZ, Chicago Public Radio. Dr. Young’s lecture will explain what Medicare does, levels of prescription assistance HR 1 provides to Medicare patients, the role of pharmaceutical companies in developing the legislation, and the long-term impact the bill will have on Medicare.
The lecture is free. Staff, students, and the public are invited to attend.
For more information, contact Dr. Addison Woodard at 815-469-0571 or Jan Schultz at 708-534-5000, extension 5303.