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VALHALLA, N.Y., September 22, 2010– The School of Health Sciences and Practice at New York Medical College will host an expert from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, who will speak on Consumer Protections and the Affordable Care Act. The event will take place in the Center for Interactive Learning in the School of Health Sciences and Practice on the Valhalla campus from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., this Friday, September 24.

The speaker is Rima Cohen, Counselor to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius. She advises the Secretary on a range of health care matters related to Obama Administration initiatives and programs administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Agency for Health Care Quality and Research, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, and the Office of Civil Rights.

Ms. Cohen was formerly the Director of Health and Social Services for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In that post, she oversaw the city’s health care programs and agencies, including Medicaid, the public hospital and health care system, and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She also previously served on Capitol Hill as former Democratic Leader Tom Daschle’s senior health policy advisor. She founded and directed Insurance Options for the Uninsured (IOU), a project that developed and implemented strategies for expanding health insurance coverage in New York.

The event is free of charge and open to the public. If you plan on attending, RSVP to (914) 594-4531