"What Will Obamacare Mean? What Will and Won't Change?" A Presentation from the Department of Economics
Friday, October 11, 2013 - 3:00pm

Join Professor Rajiv Sharma and Portland State University's Economics Department for a presentation about the changes coming to the American healthcare system:

"What Will Obamacare Mean? What Will and Won't Change?"
Hosted by Professor Mary King and featuring guest speaker Professor Rajiv Sharma

Friday, October 11
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cramer Hall, Room 53
Portland State University
1721 SW Broadway

This event is free to students and faculty (w/ID).
$45/general public
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About the event:
Obamacare is considered the biggest legislative change to the American healthcare system in nearly 50 years. As the country prepares for major provisions of the law to come into practice on January 1, 2014, please join us to learn about insurance exchanges, Medicaid expansion, the individual mandate, and much more.

The event will include:

  • An overview of health insurance concepts
  • An overview of the American system for financing healthcare
  • What changes has Obamacare already brought?
  • Who will be affected by forthcoming changes and how? 
  • Why is the law controversial?

A Q&A session will be held after the presentation. 

About the speaker:
Rajiv Sharma, Associate Professor of Economics at Portland State University, is an expert in health economics and has been researching and teaching about the economics of health and healthcare for nearly 20 years.  

For more information, please contact the Economics Department at 503-725-3915  or visit