EVENT: Health Care For All. The Struggle For Single-Payer.
Disability Rights activists, Nurses, a shift in public opinion, and calls for a Medicare for All March on Washington
are struggling to provide single-payer solutions to the ongoing crisis in health care. In the wake of the defeat to
repeal the Obama era ACA, mainstream media and politicians keep the discussion narrowly focused between
Obama’s ACA and Trump’s AHCA or the Republicans’ pieced together versions promising to gut Medicare
even further. The Republicans’ failure to pass a destructive law doesn’t change the fact the health care system
under the ACA is sinking deeper into crisis. Those who were supposed to benefit from the promise of
lower premiums, expansion of Medicaid, access to insurance without pre-existing conditions, and expanded
coverage are caught in a fight by insurance companies to funnel more tax payer dollars into the for-profit
health care system while dismantling Medicare. A recent Pew poll shows that one-third of people support
single-payer right now with sixty percent saying the federal government should be responsible for ensuring health care coverage for all — which is only possible under a single-payer system. Join us in a discussion about what it will take for single payer health care. Who has the power to make it happen? and what are the obstacles towards a single payer solution?
Date(s) - 08/03/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm