Health care symposium talks politics, cyber security

Nearly 200 health care industry professionals attended the annual health care symposium organized by Lehigh Valley Business Wednesday to listen to diverse presentations that ranged from the 2016 presidential election to cyber threats to health records.

Steve Boell, a health care attorney at Fitzpatrick Lentz & Bubba, of Center Valley, one of the event sponsors, said the symposium held at DeSales University, provided a good networking opportunity.

“This is where our clients are,” Boell said.

Christopher Borick, professor of political science and director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion, said polls show voters consider health care as one of the most important issues —and they consider Hillary Clinton to be better at handling it than Donald Trump.

Borick said while Clinton’s positions on health care are well known, Trump’s are largely unknown or he contradicts himself. He said the principal difference between the candidates is their position on the Affordable Health Care Act.

“Clinton wants to keep the core of it and build in new features,” Borick said, while Trump “wants to repeal it and replace it.”


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