Physicians for a National Health Program-NY Metro chapter
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 2: 12:00pm - 1:50pm
The panel will describe the current fight for an improved, expanded Medicare for All solution to the current health care mess. Panelists are labor and community activists as well as academics and medical professionals. Participants will understand the fight for health care as a human right in the U.S. and its role in the broader social justice movement. Experiences in the national movement as well as in New York and other states will be presented.
Panel Track: 
Health Care Track
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
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Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Chair, Public Health, SUNY Old Westbury; Vice-chair, PNHP-NY Metro
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Martha Livingston ( is Professor and Chair of Public Health at SUNY Old Westbury, Vice-chair of the Metro-New York chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP), a longtime health-care justice activist, and a serious New York Mets fan.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
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Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
National Coordinator, Labor Campaign for Single Payer Health Care
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Mark Dudzic ( is a longtime union activist and former National Organizer of the Labor Party. He currently serves as National Coordinator of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Walter M.
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Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
Past President, PNHP; Past President, American Public Health Association
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
Walter Tsou, MD, MPH (, is a board advisor with PNHP and past president of the APHA. He is a long time advocate for single payer.
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Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
critical care Doctor
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography: 
Adam Gaffney ( is a pulmonary and critical care doctor, a writer on healthcare politics and policy, and a single-payer advocate in the organization Physicians for a National Health Program.
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Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Affiliation: 
National Women's Liberation
Speaker 4/Fifth Facilitator Biography: 
Jenny Brown ( is a project director with National Women's Liberation. She's a co-author of the Redstockings book Women's Liberation and National Health Care: Confronting the Myth of America.
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Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
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Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Physicians for a National Health Program - Metro NY Chapter