191126 What is Single Payer Health Care?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008: 10:30 AM

Oliver Fein, MD , Clinical Medicine and Public Health, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY
Single payer national health insurance is the goal of a

burgeoning movement to fix the U.S.'s broken health-care financing

system. This presentation will describe the problem's history and

current status as well as the history of attempts to move toward

national health care in the United States. It will describe in

detail why single payer national health insurance is the only

solution realistically capable of producing truly equitable health


Learning Objectives:
Participants will define single payer Participants will give two examples of single payer health care

Keywords: Health Activism, Health Reform

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: previous panel member
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.