IAQ Annual Meeting Features NFIB Senior Fellow on Healthcare Reform

[share] Dr. Robert F. Graboyes, a Senior Fellow for Healthand Economics at the NFIB  Research Foundation in Washington, DC., is the featured speaker at the Industrial Association of Quincy 2011 Annual Meeting on Monday, August 15th. The luncheon will be held at noon in the Hall of Fame Room at the Quincy University Health and Fitness Center. Tickets are available by filling out and returning this reservation form or calling Great River Economic Development Foundation at 217.223.4313.

Dr. Graboyes will give a speech entitled, Healthcare Reform: How High’s the Water, Mama?. “The 2010 healthcare law is washing across American business and will profoundly complicate the relationships between employer, employee, and government,” said Dr. Graboyes. “I will talk about sandbags and high ground for the years ahead.”

In his role at the NFIB, Dr. Graboyes analyzes federal and state healthcare legislation from the perspective of small business. He also teaches health economics in master’s and doctoral programs at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Virginia, and George Mason University.

Previously, Dr. Graboyes was Chase Manhattan Bank’s economist for sub-Saharan Africa, economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, and associate professor at the University of Richmond. In 2000 and 2007, he was Visiting Scholar at the Kazakhstan School of Public Health in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University, master’s degrees from the College of William and Mary, Columbia University and Virginia Commonwealth University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia. His recent writings can be found at NFIB.com/DrBob.

Reservations for the August 15th luncheon at the Quincy University Health and Fitness Center Hall of Fame Room may be made by filling out and returning this reservation form or contacting GREDF, which serves as IAQ facilitator, at 217-223-4313 or gredf@gredf.org. The cost is $15 per person. Tables of seven are available.