Kennesaw State to gather regional medical leaders at forum to discuss fate of U.S. health care

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New health care law triggers reaction from local physician, legal counsel and insurance provider…

Georgia (Apr 23, 2013)New health care law triggers reaction from local physician, legal counsel and insurance provider 

KENNESAW, Ga. (April 23, 2013) — Top medical, insurance and legal health care experts will gather at Kennesaw State University Monday, April 29 for a town hall forum to discuss how the new health care law will affect health care delivery. The forum, “How the New Health Care Law will Change Health Care Delivery. . . Forever,” is sponsored by the Econometric Center and the Small Business Development Center in the Michael J. Coles College of Business.    

The town hall forum is free and open to the public.  Media are invited.

WHAT: This candid panel discussion will bring together perspectives from a variety of experts regarding how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will affect health care delivery.  Questions to be addressed:

  • How will health care delivery change?
  • How is the electronic recording requirement going to affect a medical office?
  • How will access to physicians be affected?
  • How will different age groups be affected?
  • Will individual insurance premiums go up?


  • Leo Reichert, executive vice president and general counsel for WellStar Health System
  • Dr. Kenneth Braunstein, hematologist and oncologist in Atlanta private practice
  • David Bottoms, senior vice president of The Bottoms Group, a Marietta-based firm that offers customized employee benefit and insurance services for businesses and individuals
  • Don Sabbarese, economics professor and director of the Econometric Center at the Coles College of Business (moderator).

WHEN:   Monday, April 29 from 6-8:30 p.m.  

WHERE:  Kennesaw State University, KSU Center, Room 400
                  3333 Busbee Drive,  Kennesaw, Ga. 30144

For more information, visit, call (770) 423-6450 or email




Kennesaw State University is the third-largest university in Georgia, offering 80 graduate and undergraduate degrees, including doctorates in education, business and nursing, and a new Ph.D. in international conflict management. A member of the University System of Georgia, Kennesaw State is a comprehensive, residential institution with a growing population of 24,600 students from more than 130 countries.


A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit