April 10: T.R. Reid — Universal Healthcare Without Single Payer?

Join Oregon Health Forum as we welcome T.R. Reid for a talk entitled “Universal Healthcare without Single Payer? How Germany and Japan use private health insurance to provide better care to more people for less money than we do.”

T.R. Reid is the internationally renowned author of “The Healing of America,” the New York Times bestseller comparing healthcare systems around the world. Mr. Reid will describe how two highly industrialized nations, Germany and Japan, bypass single payer healthcare and instead use private insurance to achieve universal healthcare. Our reactor panel includes representatives from Oregon’s insurance companies, hospitals, and physician groups to provide perspectives on private health insurance as a pathway to universal healthcare. Audience questions and comments are welcomed.

Reactor Panel:
Knute Buehler, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon and former Oregon State Representative from Bend
Brian DeVore, CEO of Sifft Consulting and formerly Intel’s Director of Healthcare Ecosystem and Strategy
Sarah Friend, Executive Vice President of The Partners Group, Portland
Richard L. Jamison, MD, General Surgeon and President of The Oregon Clinic

Event Details:
7:00am Buffet Breakfast
7:30am – 9:00am Interactive panel discussion and audience questions
Location Multnomah Athletic Club (1849 SW Salmon St, Portland, OR 97205)

Free parking is available but limited in the lot adjacent to the MAC Club. In the event that parking at the Club lot is unavailable, drivers are directed to use other, private parking lots or street parking in the vicinity. These parking options are not, unfortunately, free or guaranteed for OHF attendees.

We encourage attendees to use public transit or car for-hire services such as taxis, Uber, or Lyft when possible.

The MAC club is served by TriMet Red and Blue Line MAX trains, which stop half a block away, at the Kings Hill/Southwest Salmon Street MAX Station. TriMet Bus Lines 51 and 63 also serve the MAC Club, with stops in both directions on SW Salmon Street. To plan a trip via TriMet, please refer to the TriMet Trip Planner.

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