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Special Guest: Representative Jan Schakowsky
Jan Schakowsky was elected to represent Illinois’ 9th Congressional District in 1998, after serving for 8 years in the Illinois General Assembly. She is in her 7th term, serving in the House Democratic leadership as a Chief Deputy Whip and as a member of the Steering and Policy Committee. She is member of the Energy and Commerce Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence where she is Ranking Democrat on the Oversight Subcommittee.
For decades, she identified her top priority as winning affordable, quality health care for all Americans. In 2009 and 2010, she played a leadership role in writing and passing the historic Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act that finally established health care as a right and not a privilege in the United States.
Jan lives in Evanston, Illinois with her husband Robert Creamer and two Golden Retrievers, Lucky and Buddy. She has three marvelous children, Ian, Mary, and step-daughter Lauren, and four exceptional grandchildren – Isabel, Eve, Lucy and William. She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1965 with a B.S. in Elementary Education.
(Adapted from Representative Schakowsky's website.)
Hosted By: Harold Pollack, PhD
Harold Pollack is the Helen Ross Professor at the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago, and faculty chair of the Center for Health Administration Studies. He is also Co-Director of The University of Chicago Crime Lab.
He has published widely at the interface between poverty policy and public health. His recent research concerns HIV and hepatitis prevention efforts for injection drug users, drug abuse and dependence among welfare recipients and pregnant women, infant mortality prevention, and child health. His research appears in such journals as Addiction, Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Public Health, Health Services Research, Pediatrics, and Social Service Review.
He was a member of the board of Doctors for America in 2010 and has been an advisor to the organization since 2009.