Marketplace Money to Hit the Road: Will Travel to Philadelphia to Report on Consumer Health Care Costs

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Community Discussion to Take Place at WHYY’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons, Friday, November 19th

Community invited to attend “The Prepared Patient”, a public discussion around health care costs and ongoing reform efforts

Marketplace Money, from American Public Media, is traveling to Philadelphia to explore real stories of consumer health care costs – how pregnant women experience the health care system; how employers are working to facilitate a healthier work force; how doctors schedule appointments – and discuss what you need to know to protect your well-being as well as your pocketbook. Philadelphia is the birthplace of the health care industry in this country, and is home to the first general, teaching and behavioral health hospitals in the U.S. Reporting will focus on the cost impacts of health care reform efforts, and a corresponding broadcast will air on local public radio stations across the nation. The visit will culminate in a community discussion moderated by Marketplace Money host Tess Vigeland and hosted by WHYY featuring locally-based national experts.

WHAT:    
The Prepared Patient – A community discussion around health care costs and ongoing reform efforts

WHO:    
Dr. Kevin Volpp – Director, Center for Health Incentives, University of Pennsylvania Wharton School

Dr. David Nash – Dean, Thomas Jefferson University School of Population Health
Gregory Warner – Health Reporter, Marketplace
Taunya English – Health Reporter, WHYY
Tess Vigeland – Host, Marketplace Money

WHEN:     
Friday, November 19
Reception at 6:00 pm / Program at 7:00 pm

WHERE:     
WHYY - The Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons
150 N. Sixth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106

TICKETS:     
WHYY.org or (215) 351-1200
$10 for WHYY members / $15 for non-members

An interactive historical health care timeline along with additional health care “how to” information will be available at Marketplace.org. Marketplace Money is public radio’s program on personal finance, produced and distributed by American Public Media. It is broadcast locally on WHYY-FM, Saturdays at 3:00pm.

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