Town hall forum at Kennesaw State will discuss impact of new health care law on businesses


New health care law triggers reaction from legal experts and local businesses  KENNESAW, Ga…

Georgia (May 13, 2013)New health care law triggers reaction from legal experts and local businesses 

KENNESAW, Ga. (May 13, 2013) — Health care legal experts and area business leaders will gather at Kennesaw State University Monday, May 20 for a town hall forum to discuss how the new health care law will affect businesses. The forum, “How the New Health Care Law will Change Business Operations. . . 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: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) will have many implications
for businesses from mandatory health insurance requirements to tax credits.  Questions regarding the impact of these ramifications for local businesses may include:

·         What is the benchmark for requiring health insurance coverage for employees?

·         What effect does multiple business ownership have on coverage requirements?

·         When and how will exchanges be established?

·         How will health care changes affect overall business operations?


  • David Cole, partner in labor and employment law at Freeman, Mathis and Gary LLP
  • Gregory Lucas, chief financial officer at Robert Bowden Inc.
  • Eric R. Magnus, attorney at Jackson Lewis LLP
  • Don Sabbarese, economics professor and director of the Econometric Center in the Coles College of Business (moderator)

WHEN:   Monday, May 20 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