LA
2018
Event Type: 
Panel
Room: 
Room 5
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY August 25, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:45pm
Description: 
Medicare for All, also known as a single payer system, is one of the most pressing issues in society and politics today. Because special moneyed interests have an unprecedented grip on the American healthcare system, we live in the most expensive nation to get sick in the world. No other country is trying to emulate our system because it is so exceptionally fractured and harmful. Only in the USA do families commonly go bankrupt due to medical bills. Fighting for our fundamental right to healthcare, this diverse and experienced panel will discuss: The negative impacts of our current system on various communities Obstacles to our movement for health care justice Solutions to those challenges How to engage various communities in the struggle for single payer health care