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Session 3: Saturday, June 2nd: 2:00 - 3:50pm
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The right to health care is a critical component of a winning strategy for the Left. Getting rid of the for-profit system of insurance and implementing an improved, expanded Medicare for All program has never been more popular among the American people, and has a real chance of passage in several states in the near future. The presenters, all activists and advocates in this movement, will update Left Forum participants on our movement at both the national and state levels.


Martha Livingston, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Public Health department at SUNY Old Westbury. She is Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the New York Metro chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Health Policy, a... Read more
Medical doctor in New York City. Led successful unionization at community health clinic in Manhattan. Organizes with the Physician for a National Health Program (PNHP). Member of NYC-DSA
Adam Gaffney is a critical care physician and a healthcare researcher, writer, and activist. He is on the board of Physicians for National Health Program, and is the author of To Heal Humankind: The Right to Health in History.
Walter Tsou, M.D., MPH is an Adjunct Fellow and Adjunct Professor, at the Center for Public Health Initiatives, University of Pennsylvania Peleman School of Medicine. He is a past president of the American Public Health Association and Physicians for a National Health Program, of which he is a... Read more