PROFNET EXPERT ALERTS: Education & Government

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HEALTH CARE REFORM (continued)

We've added the following to items posted previously athttp://budurl.com/healthcarereform

1. SAMUEL H. FLEET, president and CEO of AMWINS GROUP BENEFITS, a provider ofgroup health insurance programs and administrative services, located inWarwick, R.I.: "A California patient who needs a chest X-ray is chargedanywhere from $120 to $1,519; a simple blood count ranges from $47 to $547. Inthe world of consumer products, such price variations would be unsustainableif they involved refrigerators, cameras or even paper towels. Shoppers wouldcompare quality and cost, and then vote with their pocketbooks for the productthat gave them the best deal. But in the world of health care, costs continueto escalate in stealth mode while frustrated consumers stand on the sidelines,wondering why they can afford neither insurance nor direct care. It's a prettysimple fix: Bring transparency to pricing. Every provider must disclose thenet prices they charge (after PPO deals). No back-end kickbacks either." NewsContact: Katy Funk, [email protected] Phone: +1-410-821-8220 (8/12/09)

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EXPERT ALERTS

1. EDUCATION: HOW LAW SCHOOLS MUST ADAPT TO EDUCATE A NEW STUDENT BODY.WILLIAM E. ADAMS, JR., new dean of WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY College of Law inFullerton, Calif., is available to discuss how law schools must reinventthemselves to provide the best legal education to a changing studentpopulation: "In today's uncertain economy filled with job loss and an influxof new college students, a law school needs to re-examine instruction anddelivery methods, for it now serves a student population that is more diverseand non-traditional than ever before. Law schools must adapt to educate part-time students and career changers, whether it be through offering part-/full-time instruction or delivering Internet-based instruction -- all in effort toprepare future legal practitioners well for their careers." News Contact:Ashley Orzechowski, [email protected] Phone: +1-412-918-2563 (8/12/09)

2. LABOR: EMPLOYERS FACING WORKPLACE COMPLIANCE ISSUES. SHANTI ATKINS, Esq.,president and CEO of ELT, the leading specialists in ethics and compliancetraining, has more than 10 years of experience educating employers: "In recentmonths, employers have faced several significant issues that can have a majorimpact in the workplace. An increase in union organizing activity with theanticipated pass of the Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA), along with the riseof workplace discrimination claims by more than 15 percent, has created animmediate need for managers to gain a greater understanding of the issues athand and how to address them in the workplace." Atkins can offer tips on thesetopics and other workplace compliance issues. She is based in San Francisco.News Contact: Audrey Sahl, [email protected] Phone: +1-212-219-0321 Web site:http://www.ELT-Inc.com (8/10/09)

PROFNET is an exclusive service of PR Newswire.To submit an Opportunity by e-mail: [email protected] consult the ProfNet Experts Database: http://www.prnewswire.com/profnetTo contact ProfNet by phone: +1-800-PROFNET, ext. 1To share a thought on ProfNet Expert Alerts: [email protected]ire.com___________ TOPIC ALERT Health Care Reform (continued, 1 response) _____________ EXPERT ALERTS 1. Education: How Law Schools Must Adapt to Educate a New Student Body 2. Labor: Employers Facing Workplace Compliance Issues

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