Alvernia’s President Flynn hears Obama’s health insurance pitch first hand
When Barack Obama visited the region today to stump for his latest plan for health insurance reform, Alvernia President Thomas F. Flynn
was front and center, part of a select group of higher education leaders invited to be on hand at the event that was also open to the public. President Obama appeared at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa., just outside of Philadelphia.
At the event, Obama encouraged insurance companies to forgo placing profits over people as he sought to build support for passage of related legislation that has stalled in Congress.
“We all need to be diligent in our efforts to learn about government initiatives so that we can make intelligent and informed decisions,” said Flynn. “For colleges and universities, as throughout American society, the spiraling costs of health care have reached crisis proportion. And this affects those of us fortunate to have health care coverage, as well as those of our fellow citizens who don’t. The details of reform are complex, and the politics are formidable, but our country’s need for comprehensive health care reform is clear.”
Obama was making the first in an expected string of trips across the nation to pitch his plan to remake the health care system.