PNHP-NY Metro hosts monthly educational forums throughout the year in addition to participating in debates, town halls, community events and more. Details below!
For statewide events, visit the Campaign for New York Health's calendar.
For previous forums, visit our forum archives.
Have an idea for a monthly forum? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Senate continues its efforts to pass health care reform that will devastate safety net programs and double the number of uninsured, there are many opportunities to make your voice heard to save health care now. Read on for more information.
Town Hall on Inequality in Access to Care
Mount Sinai's outpatient centers and some inpatient units offer different care to patients based on their insurance. Patients with Medicaid are primarily seen in residents' clinics, whereas patients with private insurance are directed to Mount Sinai's private faculty practices. The quality of care offered in these clinics, including wait times, continuity, and access to resources, differs substantially. Because people of color constitute the majority of Medicaid enrollment in NYC, segregation of patients on the basis of insurance status functions as de facto segregation by race.
Manhattan Young Dems Forum: The Ultimate #Resistance in Healthcare: The New York Health Act
Speaker: Daniel Neghassi, MD, Family Physician, Center for Family and Community Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
24 Hour Vigil to Save Our Care @ Trump Hotel
Start: Wed 6/21 @ 5PM
End: Thurs 6/22 @ 5PM
Where: Trump International Hotel, Columbus Circle (1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023)
"The Senate will likely vote on its version of Trumpcare next week. While the actual bill is a secret, leaks show that it is as bad as the House version, which stripped health insurance from 24 million people. The Senate version tweaks things only slightly - for example, it still includes major cuts to Medicaid, but they take a little longer to occur. Join us in a 24-hour vigil to try to prevent this horrible bill from passing. Bring candles and your healthcare stories. Spread the word to every person and organization you know! Religious leaders are welcome to speak."
Stand Up Schumer: Withhold Consent 'til AHCA has Public Hearings
When: Thurs 6/22, 5PM - 6PM
Where: 780 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017-2003
Join the Indivisible State-wide day of action to stop TrumpCare. NY Indivisible groups across the state will be hosting sit-ins to demand Senator Schumer does more: (1) Resist through procedure by withholding consent and (2) Filibuster by amendment until full and transparent hearings are held on the Senate Healthcare Bill. More information here.
At this year's PRIDE Parade PNHP has been invited to kick off the march with the Resistance Contingent! We hope you will join us -- all are welcome -- you do not have to be a physician.
Where: 41st Street between Park & Madison
When: Sunday 6/25, 10AM
Please note: You must be at the staging area between 10:00AM and 10:15AM. You will not be able to enter before or after that time slot.
We encourage physicians to wear your white coats, and for others to bring signs about single payer healthcare, Medicare for All, or the New York Health Act—the only way to truly protect ourselves from a free market health care system is to win guaranteed health care for all!
Please let us know you'll be attending by signing up here.