Professor Kinney Speaks at Saint Louis University on the Implications of Health Reform
Professor Eleanor DeArman Kinney was a distinguished speaker at the Saint Louis University School of Law's Center for Health Law Studies on February 17, 2009. She spoke on "A Fresh and Needed Look at the Content of Health Benefits and Coverage: Implications for Health Reform."
Professor Kinney is one of the nation's leading experts on health law. After earning her master's degree in public health, she served as program analyst for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Prior to joining Indiana University in 1984, she was assistant general counsel of the American Hospital Association. Kinney is a published author and lecturer on America's health care system, medical malpractice, health coverage for the poor and issues in administrative law. She recently published Protecting American Health Care Consumers (Duke University Press, 2002) and edited the Guide to Medicare Coverage Decision-Making and Appeals (ABA Publishing, 2002). Kinney was a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United States, President Clinton's TAsk Force for Health Care Reform and the Indiana Commission on Health Care for the Working Poor. She has been appointed by the governor of Indiana to the Executive Board of the Indiana State Department of Health. She currently serves as chair of the Patient Safety Subcommittee of the Indiana Commission on Excellence in Health Care.