ALA-APA Programs for the People at ALA Annual Conference

Medicare for All

Sunday, July 12, 10:30 am -12:00 pm, Hyatt Regency McCormick Conf Ctr 12d

Single-payer national health insurance is a system in which a single public or quasi-public agency organizes health financing, but delivery of care remains largely private. The U.S. health care system is outrageously expensive, yet inadequate, spending more than twice as much as the rest of the industrialized nations and leaving 47 million completely uninsured. This program will introduce the philosophy of Physicians for a National Health Program, which defines, researches and supports single-payer health insurance.