Gov. Patrick to Speak on Mass. Health Care Reform Act


BOSTON, Mass. — Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will deliver the keynote address, Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow, at Fenway Health’s 8th annual Board of Visitors Meeting, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23 in Fenway’s Ansin Building auditorium, 1340 Boylston Street, Boston.

The Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act, championed and signed into law by presidential candidate and former Mass. Governor Mitt Romney, paved the way for President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, one of the major issues of the current presidential race.  Governor Patrick will share his perspective on how the Mass. law has transformed health care in the Bay State and what we can expect in the years ahead.  Patrick is expected to speak at 5 p.m.

“Governor Patrick’s perspective on the impact of health care reform in Massachusetts is an important one that will help frame the discussion of how we move forward on this issue at both the state and national levels,” said Fenway Health President & CEO Stephen L. Boswell, MD. “We look forward to hearing what he has to say.”

Established in 2005, the mission of Fenway’s Board of Visitors is to heighten the visibility of Fenway Health and to provide additional expertise and experience to support the organization. Members are interested and influential members of the community, patients, donors, and friends who lend their contacts, connections, and goodwill to help advance Fenway’s mission.

Dorie Clark and John R. Pitfield, Esq., are Co-Chairs of Fenway’s Board of Visitors. Clark is the author of the forthcoming Harvard Business Review Publishing book Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future and a former presidential campaign spokeswoman.  Pitfield is a partner at the law firm of Choate, Hall & Stewart LLP. John’s practice focuses on corporate and securities, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and public company compliance.

For more than forty years, Fenway Health has been working to make life healthier for the people in our neighborhood, the LGBT community, people living with HIV/AIDS and the broader population.  The Fenway Institute at Fenway Health is an interdisciplinary center for research, training, education and policy development focusing on national and international health issues. Fenway’s Sidney Borum Jr. Health Center cares for youth and young adults ages 12 to 29 who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else, including those who are LGBT or just figuring things out; homeless or living on the streets; struggling with substance use or abuse; sex workers; or living with HIV/AIDS.

[From a Press Release]

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