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CANCELLED - Medicare for All Forum - 2 CEUs
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Massachusetts has expanded health insurance, but still thousands of our families, friends, and neighbors can’t see a primary care doctor, get routine tests, or fill a prescription. Working for a small company or holding part-time job can mean living only a short step from medical and financial disaster. Come learn from the experts how Medicare for All legislation could change these outcomes in our state.

 Export to Your Calendar 3/31/2020
When: Tuesday, March 31, 2020
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Where: First Parish Church United
48 Main St.
Westford, Massachusetts  01886
United States
Contact: Beth Morrison

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Due to the Governor declaring a State of Emergency, this event is cancelled.



 

Massachusetts has expanded health insurance, but still thousands of our families, friends, and neighbors can’t see a primary care doctor, get routine tests, or fill a prescription. Working for a small company or holding part-time job can mean living only a short step from medical and financial disaster.

 

A Medicare for All solution is under consideration in the Massachusetts legislature. It is intended to restructure the way we currently pay for health care. The goal is to provide broader access, greater efficiency, lower costs, and better patient outcomes. The proposed system enhancements are designed to streamline and consolidate the finances and administration of health care in order to reduce costs, waste, and inefficiencies so that more time and resources for patient care are available.The expert panelists will offer insights into the deficiencies of the existing system, the proposed Medicare for All legislation, the costs and benefits of a new system, and what will be required to make Health Care a Human Right. 

 

Panelists: 

  • Senator Jamie Eldridge, State Senator in Middlesex and Worcester Counties, lead sponsor of S.683, An Act Establishing Medicare for All in Massachusetts
  • Dr. Sara Clay MD, internist practicing in Lowell, MA
  • Lisa Wessan, LICSW, Psychotherapist, Life Coach, DBT Skills Trainer, Author, Speaker, Consultant
  • Rebecca Wood, Community Organizer, Mass-Care (Massachusetts Campaign for Single Payer Health Care)

Moderated by Beth Morrison, LCSW, Northeast Regional Coordinator, NASW-MA

 

Event Co-Sponsors: NASW- MA, Westford League of Women Voters, Social Action Committee of First Parish Church United, Progressive Massachusetts, Indivisible Westford, Three Rivers Progressive Mass, MASSCARE

 

2 CEUs Available

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