4157.0: Tuesday, November 14, 2000: 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Universal Health Care (Part 1 of 2): The U.S. Struggle - Still Crazy After All These Years

In this two-part session, we will provide an update on the seemingly endless struggle for universal health care in the U.S. (Part 1) and describe the realities-as contrasted with the myths often propagated in the U.S.-about the health care systems of Canada, Scandinavia, and Great Britain (Part 2). Part 1, "The U.S.: Still Crazy after All These Years" will survey the latest round in the ongoing battle for a just universal health care system in the United States, as well as present current data on the injustices of the current market-driven system. Speakers are involved in both legislative efforts and grassroots political activities. Part 2, "The Truth about Universal Health Care Abroad," will detail the realities of universal health care in Canada, Great Britain, and Scandinavia as contrasted with the many myths we in the U.S. are inundated with about choice, access, quality, and cost in these systems. Experts from three countries will show that despite occasional threats, universal health care systems function very successfully abroad, provide equitable access to comprehensive world-class care, and are capable of responding to ongoing challenges
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Learning Objectives: Refer to the individual abstracts for learning objectives
Facilitator(s):Martha Livingston, PhD
Organizer(s):Martha Livingston, PhD
Karen S. Palmer, MPH, MS
12:30 PMThe Struggle Continues at Home
David U Himmelstein, MD
12:55 PMHR 3000: the National Health Service Bill
Ellen R. Shaffer, MPH, PhD
1:20 PMU2K Campaign
Nick Unger
1:45 PMDiscussion
Sponsor:Socialist Caucus
Cosponsors:Caucus on Homelessness; Community Health Workers SPIG; Food and Nutrition; Labor Caucus; Social Work; Spirit of 1848 Caucus; Women's Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA