September 27: If Single Payer is the Answer, What’s the Question?

As the next election season approaches, single payer health care has become a more salient political issue.

Would such a system improve health care, make it worse or have no impact? What are the flaws and benefits of our current system? Join us as we bring together an expert panel to discuss these probing questions.

Peter Bernardo, MD, Past Oregon Medical Association President and Former Chair of the Universal Care Task Force
Jennifer E. DeVoe, MD, DPhil, Professor and Chair, Department of Family Medicine, OHSU
John McConnell, PhD, 
Associate Professor at OHSU/PSU and Director of the Center for Health Systems Effectiveness
Samuel Metz, MD, 
Retired Anesthesiologist and Member of the Oregon Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program

Jeanene Smith MD, MPH, Principal, Health Management Associates

Event Details:
7:00am Buffet Breakfast
7:30am – 9:00am Interactive panel discussion and audience questions

Multnomah Athletic Club (1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205)
Parking is free at Multnomah Athletic Club

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