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Dr. Larsen (UNMC) discusses health research with participants at the 2014 UNO Seminar at Union Pacific.
Successful Sixth Annual UP/UNO Center Seminar!
Topic: Teaching Healthcare Economics.
Participants pose in front of the Union Pacific motto. More photos...
The UNO Center for Economic Education, in conjunction with the Nebraska Council on Economic Education and Union Pacific Railroad, hosted 25 Nebraska teachers for a two day look at the Economics of Health Care. The event was hosted by Union Pacific Railroad.
The seminar began with two sessions by Jennifer Davidson, President of the Nebraska Council on Economic Education, and Jamie Wagner, Ph.D.candidate. Sessions discussed reasons behind the increasing costs of healthcare, an introduction to the Affordable Care Act, state exchanges, insurance and adverse selection issues.
Steve Martin (BCBS Nebraska) discusses the Affordable Care Act with participants.
Steve Martin, President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska discussed, in detail, health care reform and the insurance industry.
Participants also heard from John Levy, Director of the Heart Ministry Center in Omaha. The Center delivers healthcare and other needed services to the very underserved population in Omaha. Levy's presentation allowed participants to compare government funding of health care to entrepreneurial private sector solutions. Other sessions included health care policies at the national level, research and health care in the future, and promoting healthy lifestyles as a way to reduce costs.
The event closed out with a discussion and pro/con debate from Senator Jeremy Nordquist, coauthor of the bill for medicare expansion, and Richard Clark, Director of Research for the Platte Institute. Many over-arching issues were discussed over the course of the two days, for example, “Is health care a right?” The Economics of Health Care was the 6th annual Summer Seminar for teachers event coordinated by Dr. Jim Dick and the UNO Center for Economic Education.
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Bank tellers at the 2011 outstanding tellers celebration for the area banks-in-schools program. more photos... / Information about the program...
The mission of the UNO Center for Economic Education is to improve the economic literacy of current and future Nebraska and Western Iowa citizens by providing educational and training programs and materials for teachers of K-12 classes. The Center assists and encourages teachers in their efforts to teach the economic concepts needed by future citizens to become well-informed voters, wise consumers, and effective producers.
The UNO Center for Economic Education is jointly supported by the UNO College of Business Administration and the UNO College of Education. It is affiliated with the Nebraska Council on Economic Education and the Council for Economic Education. In 2005, it was reviewed by the Council for Economic Education and given its highest accreditation rating.
- Co-Directors: James Dick and Mary Lynn Reiser
- Center Associates: Janet West and Kim Sosin
- 134T Mammel Hall, University of Nebraska at Omaha
- Omaha, NE 68182-0048
- Telephone: 402-554-2357; FAX 402-554-3393
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