PNHP-NY Metro hosts monthly educational forums throughout the year in addition to participating in debates, town halls, community events and more. Details below!
Our next round of monthly forums are scheduled for Tuesday, March 13; Tuesday, April 10; and Tuesday, May 8.
All PNHP-NY Metro forums are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE.
The 2018 Lobby Day for the New York Health Act will occur on Tuesday, June 5 in Albany.
For other statewide events, visit the Campaign for New York Health's calendar.
For previous forums, visit our forum archives.
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On Saturday, March 24, join the PNHP NY Metro contingent in this event to join the issue of universal single-payer healthcare with ending gun violence as a public health issue. Kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets to demand that their lives and safety become a priority and that we end gun violence and mass shootings in our schools today. Marches will occur in 581 places around the world. If you have a white coat, wear it.
More info at https://www.facebook.com/NYCMarchForOurLives/
PNHP NY Metro's Monthly Forum
Featuring: Carol Paris, M.D., National President of Physicians for a National Health Program
Dr. Carol Paris is the president of Physicians for a National Health Program. She is a recently retired psychiatrist who worked for more than 25 years in private practice, community mental health, prison psychiatry, and academia. In the course of her experience, much of which was in Maryland, she became an outspoken critic of the private-insurance-based U.S. health care system.
In May 2009, she and seven others stood up, one by one, at a U.S. Senate Finance Committee hearing on health care reform chaired by Sen. Max Baucus to ask why there wasn’t a single advocate for single-payer health care on the 41-member panel. In an action that received national media attention, Baucus had all eight peaceful protesters, including Dr. Paris, arrested. (Charges were eventually reduced, requiring only community service.)
Dr. Paris subsequently toured the country as part of the “Mad as Hell Doctors” campaign for single payer, and spent a year as a consultant psychiatrist in New Zealand, where she experienced a single-payer system firsthand. She currently resides in Nashville, Tenn., where her primary interests include strategic activism, recruiting and mentoring medical students and early career physicians for leadership positions within PNHP, and building coalitions to strengthen the single-payer movement’s impact on the national health care debate. Dr. Paris obtained her medical degree from West Virginia University School of Medicine.