Speakers Set for Single Payer Forum

[MMA News Now, July 31, 2014] Three speakers have been scheduled to participate in the single payer forum on Aug. 19 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the University of Minnesota’s Continuing Education and Conference Center.

The speakers include: Lynn Blewett, Ph.D., a professor of health policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota; Richard Horecka, M.D., a family physician with Affiliated Community Medical Centers in Benson and Hancock, and current board chair of the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians; and Dave Dvorak, M.D., MPH, an emergency medicine physician at Fairview Southdale Hospital and member of the Minnesota chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Blewett will discuss: “What is Single Payer? A Framework for Assessing Models of Health Coverage.” Horecka’s presentation is entitled: “Evolving Opinions about Single Payer.” And, Dvorak will speak on: “The Case for Single Payer in Minnesota – A Physician Perspective.” The event will also include a Q&A session with all three presenters.

Cost is $30 for members and nonmembers, and $15 for students and residents. The event will also be live-streamed. To view it online costs $15 for individual, $50 for a group.

This forum is being hosted by the MMA, the Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians, and the Minnesota Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.

To register for either the in-person or live-stream event, go online.

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1 comments on article "Speakers Set for Single Payer Forum"


Jill Stebbins, MD

8/2/2014 8:21 PM

Another suggestion for a speaker in the future

is Julie Keller Pease, MD. She is a 1983 graduate of the U of M med school and is originally from Winona, MN. She currently lives and works in Maine. She has been

in leadership roles for the Single Payer plan

in the state of Maine for years.

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