CSM Hosts Presentation April 20 On ‘Healthcare in the U.S.: Play Now or Pay Later’

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The status of America’s healthcare system will come under review at the College of Southern Maryland’s Friday Night Lecture Series April 20 at the La Plata Campus

The status of America’s healthcare system will come under review at the College of Southern Maryland’s Friday Night Lecture Series April 20 at the La Plata Campus. Panelists Sandy Genrich, chair of CSM’s nursing and health technology department, Bob Schaller, chair of CSM’s business, economics and legal studies department, and Alan A. Buster Jr., vice president at St. Mary’s Hospital, will discuss the condition of healthcare in “Healthcare in the U.S: Play Now or Pay Later.” The presentation will begin at 7 p.m., at the La Plata Campus, Learning Resources Center, LR102.

The U.S. now invests more money than any other country in the world on traditional, “curative” healthcare. Despite spending more than 16 percent of the nation’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) on healthcare, the Census Bureau has estimated nearly 47 million people lack health care coverage. Presenters will provide a historical and economic view of the U.S. healthcare system and discuss the role of preventative care in maintaining wellness.

CSM’s Friday Night Lecture Series is free, open to the public and features experts from the college discussing various topics. The series rotates among the three campuses each month during the semester and provides an opportunity to build community through enriching discussions. All presentations begin at 7 p.m. For information, call 301-934-7627 or visit www.csmd.edu.

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