Livingston Economic Club Luncheon speaker Tate tackles Affordable Care Act

Posted: February 13, 2014

Livingston Economic Club Luncheon speaker Tate tackles Obamacare, March 6

HOWELL – Nick Tate, author of “ObamaCare Survival Guide: The Affordable Care Act and What it Means for You and Your Healthcare,” will be the keynote speaker at the Livingston Economic Club Luncheon, March 6, at the Johnson Center on the Cleary University Livingston Campus. The Luncheon begins at noon.

Tickets are $45 per person, $120 for a group of three, or $300 for a table of eight. Current students and faculty of Cleary University are invited to attend free, or may buy additional tickets for $25 per person. Promotional event sponsorships are also available. To purchase tickets, please go to: or call Grace Farley at 517-586-3002

“With all the recent publicity of the Affordable Care Act and the continuing uncertainties about its effect on Americans, we believe that Nick Tate is a perfect choice to help us gain a better understanding of this complex legislation,” said Farley, coordinator of the event.

“This topic is so important that we have partnered with the MSU Extension Service to provide a pre-event workshop related to ObamaCare. This is included in the price of the ticket for those interested,” Farley said.

The workshop will offer participants the opportunity to learn how to analyze what they need and want from healthcare providers, compare plans, calculate how health insurance will affect their household budget and, ultimately, apply the information and knowledge to make a smart choice about purchasing health insurance. A consumer workbook will be provided. The workshop is from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Tate will present an overview of how the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will lead to major changes in the way consumers, small businesses and large firms plan, choose and pay for healthcare and insurance. He also will examine the five myths and misconceptions, and truths, about Obamacare.

Tate is an award-winning journalist and editor whose focus is health and consumer affairs. He currently is the Deputy Health Editor at NewsMax Media, Inc.

After a fellowship at the Harvard School of Public Health, he authored The Sick Building Syndrome. His work has appeared in the Miami Herald, Sun Sentinel, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Boston Herald, Newsmax and other publications.

This luncheon should be especially beneficial to anyone in human relations, financial advising or benefit management.

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Cleary’s mission is to provide a practical, application-based education, which equips students to advance their careers.