Talk Addresses Rising Health Care Costs


The next Your Health presentation at Northern Michigan University will be titled "The Growing Cost of Health Care: Can We Endure It Much Longer?" Dr. Dean Sienko of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine will explain that the United States spends more on health care than other industrialized countries, yet has worse health outcomes. He will also explore the ethical issues related to health care cost reduction efforts. The event begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in Reynolds Recital Hall in the C.B. Hedgcock Building. Admission is free.  

Sienko is associate dean for prevention and public health, director of the Division of Public Health and acting director of the Institute for Health Policy at MSU College of Human Medicine. His professional medical career has been in the practice of public health and in service to the needs of vulnerable populations.  

The Your Health lecture series is a collaborative community event sponsored by Northern Michigan University, UP Health System–Marquette and MSU College of Human Medicine Upper Peninsula Campus. 

RSVPs are not required, but requested at at or 616-234-2667.


Prepared By
Kristi Evans
News Director