PNHP – NY Metro Monthly Forum:
Will Single-Payer Healthcare Reduce Racism in Medicine?
Tuesday, February 18th
Reception 6:30pm-7:30pm // Forum 7:30pm-9:00pm
***PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE***
SUNY Downstate Alumni Auditorium, 395 Lenox Road Brooklyn, NY 11203
All PNHP-NY Metro forums are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and WHEELCHAIR-ACCESSIBLE.
Racism in medicine has a long insidious history, directly impacts the present, and promises to extend far into the future without direct intervention. Racial inequalities in access, funding, staffing, quality of care and health outcomes are chronic due to the persistence of institutional white supremacy. An equitable, anti-racist health system that provides high quality care for all is our goal, so what’s stopping us from getting there?
Join us for a panel discussion on the why we must center racial justice and the elimination of health inequities facing people of color in our fight for Medicare for All. What can we do to interrupt racism interpersonally and at the institutional level? Single payer is not just health policy - Medicare for All will unlock the people power we need to abolish oppressive systems and transform society.
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See a video of our Racism in Healthcare forum from November 2019 here, and livetweeting here. And a great video: The Politics of Race and Medicare for All.
The New York State Departments of Health and Financial Services launched an investigation into UnitedHealth Group for the use of an algorithm that limits care to sicker Black patients, while biasing reimbursements toward healthier white patients. This algorithm is widely used in the industry according to UnitedHealth Group’s own promotional materials.
And save the date for March 17th Healthcare Professionals & Students Lobby Day in Albany! Details to come.
395 Lenox Rd
Brooklyn, NY 11203
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