PNHP-NY Metro hosts monthly educational forums throughout the year in addition to participating in debates, town halls, community events and more.
All PNHP-NY Metro forums are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE.
Upcoming forums will be held on the third Tuesday of each month: May 21st is the last one until the Fall.
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We had a wonderful gala on June 13, honoring champions dedicated to health justice. This year’s honorees included Martha Livingston,Ph.D., Senator Gustavo Rivera, and the Residency Program in Social Medicine at Montefiore. Just two weeks earlier, for the first time ever, the New York State Senate Health Committee held an official public hearing on the “New York Health Act” (NYHA), a bill to create a fully-public universal healthcare program covering all New York residents. It was ideal to celebrate this milestone with our guests and honorees - so many of whom helped contribute to this latest victory for our healthcare for all movement.
You're Invited to PNHP-NY Metro's October 2019 Forum:
Would Medicare for Some Lead to Medicare for All?
Why half-way measures won’t work.
Tuesday, October 15, from 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Mt. Sinai Beth Israel’s Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Square East @ E. 14th Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium, Manhattan
All PNHP-NY Metro forums are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE
The political season is underway. Health care is the leading issue, and single-payer Medicare for All is dominating the discussion. However, while agreeing that single payer is the best way to guarantee access to high-quality affordable care, some candidates see it as only “aspirational” and claim we should start with a plan that only offers a form of Medicare as a “choice”.
Could we start with “Medicare for Some” and still arrive at the goal of universal comprehensive access to care with no financial barriers? This forum will discuss these incremental proposals and explain, not only why they will not work in practice, but how supporting them plays into the hands of the health insurance industry.
Len Rodberg, Emeritus Professor of Urban Studies, Queens College/CUNY, Research Director of the NY Metro Chapter of PNHP
Henry Moss, PhD, Board Member, New York Metro Chapter of PNHP
Another speaker TBA
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