The University of California, Santa Barbara is sponsoring a symposium on Health Care Rights on April 18th, 1:00 – 4:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room of the Student Resource Building. It is free and open to the public.

Paul Starr, a professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University, will provide a keynote address “America’s Peculiar Struggle over Healthcare Reform Then and Now”. Susan Klein-Rothschild, Deputy Director of the Public Health Department will be among the panelists who report on the local implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Paul Starr is a former senior advisor to President Bill Clinton on health care policy. He is co- founder of The American Prospect and author of “Remedy and Reaction: The Peculiar American Struggle over Health Care Reform” as well as a Pulitzer Prize-winning book “The Social Transformation of American Medicine.”

The symposium is part of the 2013-2014 Critical Issues in America Series “The Great Society at Fifty: Democracy in American 1964/2014”. It is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Center for the Study of Work, Labor and Democracy at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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