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Curtin, Health Care on Tap at Committee Week

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June 8, 2012 by   Leave a Comment

Committee Week attendees will hear about the outlook for the RV market and the impact of the pending Supreme Court decisions on health care reform in two presentations taking place during the Joint Committee Luncheons June 11-12 (See full schedule for Committee Week below).

Economist Richard Curtin, director of the Consumer Research Center at the University of Michigan, will provide his outlook for RV wholesale shipments during remarks at Monday’s Joint Committee Luncheon, taking place from noon to 1:30 p.m.

This will include projections for the year-end 2012 total as well as his first estimate for shipment numbers in 2013. He will also take questions about the RV market and general economic climate. Curtin authors RVIA’s RV Roadsigns, the association’s quarterly forecasting newsletter and has directed RVIA’s RV consumer demographic research since 1980.

The Supreme Court decisions on the health care reform case, which will be announced by the end of June, will have a significant impact on the small- and medium-sized companies doing business in the RV industry.

At the Joint Committee Luncheon, taking place from noon to 2:00 p.m. on June 12, health care law and policy expert Bruce Merlin Fried will brief attendees on the business ramifications of a decision that upholds the law as well as on one that overturns it fully or partially.

Fried is a partner in SNR Denton’s Health Care practice in Washington, DC. He has been recognized by Chambers USA and ExpertGuides as one of the nation’s leading health care attorneys.

In addition, Mark Weller will lead a secondary discussion on the provision that exempts people opposed to buying health coverage for religious reasons, including the Amish. Weller, who serves as RVIA’s federal lobbyist, has more than 25 years of public affairs and advocacy experience, much of it focusing on health care issues.

He is a partner in SNR Denton’s Public Policy and Regulation practice and he heads the firm’s Strategic Communications team.

 

 

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