Health Care

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Health Care and the Budget

April 20, 2018

Former U.S. Senator Bob Kerrey warned recently that U.S. health care spending is on an unsustainable path as it continues a long pattern of growing as a percentage of the economy.


Nov. 29, 2017, 12:00pm-1:00pm
University of New Hampshire School of Law
2 White Street Concord, NH 03301


A discussion on balancing affordability, accessibility and quality of care.

The Concord Coalition has been invited to participate in an event centered on healthcare. The UNH School of Law Health Law and Policy Society, UNH School of Law Federalist Society and UNH School of Law American Constitution Society are hosting a panel discussion on the future of healthcare.

Guest speakers, listed alphabetically:

Attorney J. Kennerly Davis, Jr.

J. Kennerly Davis, Jr. has over 30 years of legal and executive management experience. During 2013 and 2014, he served as Deputy Attorney General for Virginia, responsible for matters relating to transportation, infrastructure development, and the development and operation of sea and space ports.

His research and published writing focuses on property rights, regulatory reform and the rule of law. In addition to his law degree from Harvard Law School, he received an M.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Pembroke College, Oxford, and an A.B. in government from Cornell University. He is currently a senior attorney with Hunton and Williams, LLP.

Dr. Joshua Gordon, Ph.D.

Josh Gordon is the Policy Director of The Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization dedicated to educating the public about federal budget issues and their consequences for the future. Dr. Gordon directs The Concord Coalition's research on the federal budget, health care policy and tax policy. He also directs Concord’s classroom curriculum and its budget simulations, and was a research advisor for the Sundance Film Festival Documentary I.O.U.S.A. 

Dr. Gordon has a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Florida and taught classes there on American Politics and Congress. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor for the George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management. 

Professor Sam Halabi

Sam Halabi is an Associate Professor of Law as well as a Scholar at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University. He is also the 2017-18 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Health Law, Policy, and Ethics at the University of Ottawa, Ontario. 

Prof. Halabi advises or has advised domestic and international organizations including the World Health Organization, the National Foundation for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Global Virome Project. He is an expert on the Affordable Care Act, Public Health Law, Medicare, Medicaid, and Food and Drug Regulation. 

Dr. Gary Sobelson, MD

Gary Sobelson is a Board Certified Family Medicine physician. Dr. Sobelson has practiced in Concord, NH since 1984. He is a graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his Family Medicine residency training at the Duke-Watts Family Medicine center.

Please join us. Lunch will be provided. Event hosted in the Rich Room (Room 204).