Programming Note: Healthcare Policy Forum in Birmingham, Michigan this Saturday

Saturday, May 18th, 9:00am: Fems for Change: Healthcare, Who Knew It Could Be So Complicated?

  • Birmingham First United Methodist Church, 1589 W. Maple Rd., Birmingham, MI 48009

Turn on the TV, open a newspaper, browse social media: everyone is talking about new ideas for expanding American healthcare coverage. As consumers and voters, it can be hard to know which option is best for our families, our neighbors, and our nation.

This timely forum will help you make sense of Medicare for All; Medicare and Medicaid Buy-Ins; adding public plan features to private insurance; improving the Affordable Care Act (ACA); and other options discussed in the media.

We've gathered some of the best minds in Michigan healthcare policy to lead this discussion:

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Marianne Udow-Phillips, Lecturer, University of Michigan School of Public Health & Ford Policy School and Director, Center for Health & Research Transformation

PANELISTS:

  • Eli Rubin, Topic: Michigan for Single Payer Healthcare
  • Charles Gaba, Healthcare Policy Analyst, Topic: Medicare for America
  • Jeremy Mahrle, Regional Manager, Office of Senator Debbie Stabenow, Topic: Medicare-at-50
  • Sarah Reingold, Legislative Director, Office of Congresswoman Haley Stevens, Topic: Protecting Americans with Pre-Existing Conditions and Making Healthcare More Affordable

This event is co-sponsored by Fems for Change and Church and Society of Birmingham First.

Admission is free, but seating is limited. Reserve your seat today!

Contact lrosscontemporary@comcast.net or femsforchange.org with questions.

Of course, I strongly support the fourth proposal on the list (which I simply call the ACA 2.0 bill) as well, although I see that as more of a stopgap until Medicare for America can be phased in.