Single Payer Discussion Set for August

[MMA News Now, June 12, 2014] The MMA, the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians and the Minnesota Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Plan will co-host a forum on single payer health insurance on Aug. 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Continuing Education and Conference Center in St. Paul.

“A Conversation about Single Payer:  What is it? How might it work at a state level? What are its limitations?” is intended to educate, inform and generate discussion on the topic, both pro and con.

In a first for the MMA, this program will be live streamed for those who are unable to attend the event in person.

Stay tuned to News Now for registration details and further information on this event.

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4 comments on article "Single Payer Discussion Set for August"


Dave Dvorak

6/12/2014 8:19 PM

An important discussion to have. Looking forward to it!


Lee Kurisko MD

6/13/2014 8:08 AM

Based upon the organizations sponsoring this event, is this going to be a one sided discussion in favor of single payer? Will the opposing view be presented? I worked in a single payer system for 13 years (Canada). It is far from being a Utopia.


Janet Silversmith

6/13/2014 9:09 AM

Dr. Kurisko - thank you for your comment. The MMA's goal for this event is to have an informative and balanced dialogue. Ample opportunity for questions, challenges, and disagreement will be built into the agenda. We would welcome your attendance.


nick rogers

6/13/2014 9:34 AM

The plusses and minuses of some kind of limited "single payer" model do deserve serious debate. No one model can meet the needs of an entire population.

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