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#9 Katie Robbins on Healthcare

Katie Robbins, Executive Director of Physicians for a National Health Program NY Metro Chapter, talked in front of a full house of organizers and technologists about healthcare and how we can – and why we should – work towards a single payer medicare-for-all system.

Check out the slides from her talk to see very informative charts and graphs on healthcare. And watch this amazing video on Private Insurance Induced Stress Disorder:

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About the Speaker

Katie Robbins is the Executive Director of the NY Metro Chapter Physicians for National Healthcare Program, a single issue organization advocating a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program. PNHP has 20,000 members and 40 chapters across the United States.

Since 1987, they’ve advocated for reform in the U.S. health care system. They educate physicians and other health professionals about the benefits of a single-payer system–including fewer administrative costs and affording health insurance for the 30 million Americans who have none.

Their members and physician activists work toward a single-payer national health program in their communities. PNHP performs ground breaking research on the health crisis and the need for fundamental reform, coordinates speakers and forums, participates in town hall meetings and debates, contributes scholarly articles to peer-reviewed medical journals, and appears regularly on national television and news programs advocating for a single-payer system.

PNHP is the only national physician organization in the United States dedicated exclusively to implementing a single-payer national health program.

Checkout the Private Insurance Induced Stress Disorder(PIISD) campaign

Food Food and drinks will be provided. We encourage attendees to bring their own water bottles to reduce waste.

Agenda and meeting notes