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Welcome to the League of Women Voters. The League of Women Voters is a trusted nonpartisan volunteer organization. Our members do the hands-on work to encourage an informed electorate and to advocate for civic improvement.

Election Day

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Polls are open 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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2017 LWVBN Voters Guide

Single Payer Health Care: Medicare for All

Would a single-payer system in the U.S. eliminate waste, inefficiencies and profiteering? How would we pay for it? Join us and learn the details.

Countries that guarantee health care as a human right may do so through a single-payer system that replaces for-profit health insurance. Singlepayer is financed by taxes that cover the costs of essential health care for all residents, as opposed to a multi-payer system in which private individuals or their employers buy health insurance or health care services from private or public providers. Canada and the United Kingdom are two examples - Canada's single-payer system contracts for health care services from private organizations, while the UK's system owns and employs health care resources and personnel.

Date: Thursday, October 12
Place: Harlem Road Community Center Auditorium
Time: 6:30 p.m. registration, 7 p.m. program

Debra Street, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Sociology Department at the University at Buffalo. Dr. Street conducts research on health and retirement issues, including the impact of planning, public programs and tax policies on health and income security. She is also an excellent resource on the Canadian health care system.

Kevin Ketchum is an attorney, local health care organizer and active member of the Campaign for New York Health, a statewide coalition dedicated to passing and implementing legislation for universal health care in New York State.

The program will begin with a short film presenting the benefits of a singlepayer system for both the public and employers.

Free and open to the public.

Please register for this free program at lwvbn.org. We welcome the public. register here

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