Last updated on: 8/12/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Cathy Sparkman, JD Biography

Title:
Director of Government Affairs at the Association of Surgical Technologists
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Good for America?"
Reasoning:

“The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, one of the most significant pieces of health care legislation in decades, became law on March 23, 2010. Over 2,700 pages, the Act focuses on access to and affordability of health care and health insurance. And, while it does not address many specifics of the delivery of patient care, including surgical patient care, it is a harbinger of changes to both the health care delivery and health care financing systems…

Among other changes will be promotion of access to Medicaid, focus on continuing innovation to lower health care costs and improve health outcomes for patients and promoting quality and efficient, as well as expanding access to evidence-based care. The innovations are complex and ambitious, and the results will be measured against the overall goal of responsible, universal health care coverage for all citizens.”

“The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act,” Surgical Technologist, May 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director of Government Affairs, Association of Surgical Technologists
  • Former Director of Government Affairs, Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN)
  • Former Director of Government Affaris, American Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Private and corporate attorney for over 30 years
Education:
  • JD, University of Texas School of Law
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Will people no longer be at risk of medical bankruptcy?