Free Public Forum: The Fight for Health Care for All

Our lives matter more than their profits! 

Join a town hall meeting featuring healthcare workers and activists from across the left. Discussion period to follow, then reception.

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We can breathe a short sigh of relief. The Republican disaster known as TrumpCare has been declared dead-on-arrival. It’s a rare victory that will keep as many as 30 million people from being dropped by insurance companies. 

But we can’t be complacent. While the draconian Republican plans would have been worse, the system we have now is terrible. Medical costs and insurance premiums have skyrocketed in recent years and an estimated 29 million people remain without coverage. All this while insurance and health care companies have posted record profits. 

Event co-sponsored by Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) - NY Metro ChapterInternational Socialist Organization (ISO) BrooklynNYC for Abortion RightsScience for the People NYCCampaign for New York Health. Others TBA.

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Our speakers*:

Oliver Fein, M.D. is a Past President of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), immediate past vice president of the American Public Health Association, and the current chair of the NY Chapter of PNHP. 

Sean Petty is a Registered Nurse and serves on the New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) Board of Directors. He is also a member of the International Socialist Organization.

Megan Lessard works to develop and evaluate community-based public health initiatives in the Bronx. She is on the NYC for Abortion Rights coordinating committee.

Dustin Guastella is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, and has written about health care activism at Jacobin Magazine. Guestella is also a graduate student in sociology at Rutgers University.

Moderated by Laura Bartkoviak, a health care analyst and member of the International Socialist Organization.

*organization listed for identification purposes only.

September 06, 2017 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Verso Books
20 Jay St
Suite 1010
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States
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