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
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
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.