FIX IT Healthcare at the Tipping Point - Advocacy for Single Payer Healthcare
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Showings
Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2Sun, Jan 21 10:00 AM Buy Tickets
 
Description

SPECIAL EVENT presented by the Long Island Harvard Club


Medicare for All: Fix It Documentary & Panel on New York Health Act

 
Sunday, January 21 -  Bagels at 10 am, Film FIX IT: HEALTHCARE AT THE TIPPING POINT at 11 am;

Panel Discussion: Improved Medicare for All New York to follow immediately after

$11 Members | $16 Public

A powerful new documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide to expand support for major healthcare reform that advocates for a single payer system.

An in-depth look into how our dysfunctional healthcare system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation's health, while remaining un-affordable for a third of our citizens. Despite recent reforms, Americans remain vulnerable to economic catastrophe with a serious illness or injury – the insured and uninsured alike. Many families are forced to make the horrible choice between needed drugs or treatment and food. America’s healthcare providers are saddled with a huge administrative burden while trying to focus on patient care. Fix It provides a solution to America’s runaway healthcare costs. That solution is a single-payer system (USA, 2016, 58 min., English, NR, DCP | Dir. Richard Master)


Panel Discussion: Improved Medicare for All New York

Panelists:


NYS Assembly Member Dick Gottfried, 25-year sponsor of NYHA; Chair, Health Comm; head of Manhattan delegation; sponsor/supporter of NYS Prenatal Care Assistance Program, Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Health Care Proxy Law.

Prof Martha Livingston, Vice Chair of Physicians for a National Health Plan (PNHP.org), Chair of Public Health Dept at SUNY Old Westbury for 25+ years.

NYS Senator James Sanders, comm’s on Insurance, Labor, Civil Service, Commerce Economic Development & Small Business; father of MWBE laws while on NYC City Council; leads NY Senate’s new TF or MWBEs; U.S. Marine Corps veteran.

Ron Widelec, a co-founder of L.I. Activists, focused on organizing citizens to own their democracy, including running for elective office.