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Single Payer now, or later?: Post-election update on national health care reform

Saturday, November 08, 2008
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Don Bechler
Location Details:
Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission Street

Physicians’ Report on the State of America’s Health and Health Reform
Post-election update: Doctors to brief Bay Area healthcare reform advocates and the public this Saturday

At 3 pm Saturday, November 8, a group of doctors who attended the recent annual meeting of Physicians for a National Health Program will report on the state of America's health and share current ideas about how to solve America's burgeoning healthcare crisis. This free, public forum will take place at the Mission Cultural Center, 2868 Mission St., in San Francisco. A panel of health professionals and medical students will discuss the latest policy trends for universal healthcare in the context of the national election results. Following their formal presentation, the public will have an opportunity to ask questions and participate in an open discussion.

The speakers and forum topics include:

Li-hsia Wang, MD: Single payer and the crisis in primary care

Richard Quint, MD: Bringing the single-payer movement to Washington in 2008

Hank Abrons, MD: Physicians' opinions about national health insurance

Bill Tarran, DPM: Building the movement after the elections

Ursula Rolfe, MD: Health reform efforts in Massachusetts

Claudia Chaufan, MD, PhD: Taiwan’s healthcare system

Yohko Murakami, Stanford University medical student: Challenges facing today’s medical students

John Shearer, MD: Healthcare in Canada

Seth Weissman, MD: The shareholder and business case for reform

Sponsored by Single Payer Now (SPN) and the California Universal Health Care Education Project

SPN is a grassroots organization of volunteers working since 1994 to support universal single-payer healthcare for California and the United States. By eliminating the private health insurance industry, single-payer health reform in our state and/or nation would give everyone access to comprehensive health care and save billions of dollars.

Physicians for a National Health Program, a membership organization of over 15,000 physicians, supports a single-payer national health insurance program.
Added to the calendar on Fri, Nov 7, 2008 6:53AM
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