Forum on Long-Term Care & Post-Election Implications

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PNHP – NY Metro November Educational Forum
Tuesday, November 17, 7:00-8:30 PM

Part 1: COVID-19, Long-Term Care, and Medicare for All
Part 2: What Are The Post-Election Implications for Single-Payer Healthcare?

Online Forum via Zoom (via computer, smartphone/device or phone line)

Zoom link/number will be sent on Nov. 16th to all who RSVP)

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Part 1: COVID-19, Long-Term Care, and Medicare for All:
The need to protect the vulnerable and support the workers who care for them (Speakers TBA)

The COVID-19 pandemic has heightened awareness of the poor care provided by many nursing homes and other long-term care congregate facilities – 70% of which nationwide are for-profit. In New York State alone, over 7,000 nursing home residents have died from COVID-19 along with many of the workers who cared for them. These overburdened and poorly-paid workers, mostly women, immigrants, and people of color, were left without protection by negligent facility owners who have fought the unionization efforts that would have improved conditions. State governments, including New York, have been complicit by failing to enforce standards, failing to prepare for pandemics, and setting Medicaid reimbursement rates at far lower than the cost of care.

The New York Health Act and the Medicare for All bills in Congress would transform this situation by including long-term care as a fully-funded guaranteed benefit for all, and by emphasizing care at home and in the community, as opposed to institutions.

Part 2: What Are The Post-Election Implications for Single-Payer Healthcare?

Speaker: Jabari Brisport, Senator-elect (running unopposed) from Brooklyn, New York Health Act supporter, and queer Black member of Democratic Socialists of America (DSA)

Jabari will give his assessment of the landscapes at both the state and national level and will outline what grassroots folks can do in the coming year to push single-payer legislation through to passage.

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November 17, 2020 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm
via Zoom virtual video conferencing
Bob Lederer · · 917-376-9933