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Creating a True System of Higher Education


CLEVELAND: Eric D. Fingerhut, who was appointed the seventh chancellor of the Ohio Board of Regents on March 14, 2007, will give his impressions of the higher education system in Ohio and where he thinks it needs to go at noon on Friday, May 4, 2007, at The City Club of Cleveland.


Fingerhut served as Ohio State Senator in 1991-92 and from 1999 to 2006. He was the ranking Democrat on the Finance (Budget) Committee and served on committees related to health, aging, environment, insurance, tax policy, economic development and education. He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1993 and served on committees related to science, foreign affairs and banking.

Fingerhut has served as director of economic development education and entrepreneurship as a member of the Business Administration faculty at
Baldwin-Wallace College and as an adjunct faculty member in the Case Western Reserve University Department of Political Science, School of Law, and Weatherhead School of Management. He was a staff attorney in The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and an associate with Hahn, Loeser and Parks, Cleveland.

A graduate of
Northwestern University and the Stanford University School of Law, Fingerhut’s book Making Ohio Great Again sets forth his ideas for the future of Ohio and the nation. He also has published numerous articles in regional and national newspapers.


The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis

The New Republic’s Jonathan Cohn at The City Club of Cleveland


Jonathan Cohn, senior editor at The New Republic, will speak about his book Sick: The Untold Story of America’s Health Care Crisis—And the People Who Pay the Price, a first-hand account of America’s failing health care system, at noon on Friday, May 11, 2007, at The City Club of Cleveland.


Combining real-life stories of ordinary people nationwide with original reporting from Washington, Cohn explains why this transformation is taking place—and the consequences that could someday affect us all. Every day, millions of Americans struggle to find affordable medical care for themselves and their families. To uncover the truth about the state of America’s health care system, Cohn traveled the country, listening to stories of those who are learning the hard way that citizenship in no way guarantees access to medical care.

As the only country in the developed world that does not guarantee health care to its citizens, the U.S. is facing a crisis. Through accounts from those who engineered the current health care revolution and testimonies from those who have suffered along the way, Cohn demonstrates that the American health insurance system, first created in the 1930s, is collapsing.

Cohn has written about national politics and its influence on American communities for the past decade. He is a contributing editor at The American Prospect and a senior fellow at the think-tank D
ēmos. Cohn, who has been a media fellow with the Kaiser Family Foundation, has written for the New York Times, Washington Post, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone, Slate, and the Washington Monthly.


This Forum is in partnership with Policy Matters Ohio.


Tickets for this City Club Friday Forum are $18 for members and $30 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at www.cityclub.org.







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