On the day after the nation selects the next president, a lecture at UofL will examine one of the most hotly debated issues during the campaign: health care and how it should be paid for.
For the final Optimal Aging Lecture for the fall semester, the Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging and the UofL Alumni Association will present a panel discussion titled “Expanded Medicare: A Single Payer Alternative.” This lecture will unpack the myths and realities of developing a national health insurance program. The lecture will be held on Nov. 9 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University Club, 200 E. Brandeis Ave.
The panel presenters are Syed Quadri, MD, Kay Tillow and Edgar Lopez, MD, all from the national organization Physicians for a National Health Program. The PNHP is a nonprofit research and education organization consisting of 20,000 physicians, medical students and other health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance.
The panelists will discuss their common belief that too many working individuals are unable to afford health care. In addition to their roles with PNHP, the speakers are Kentucky-based professionals with expertise and experience in the state’s health system. Quadri is the co-medical director of the Hardin County Free Clinic in Elizabethtown. Tillow is the coordinator of the All Unions Committee for Single Payer Health Care, a Kentucky advocacy organization. Lopez is a Louisville-based plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
Admission is $30 per person and includes lunch. Reservations are required online. Click here to register. For information, call 502-852-5629 or email OptimalAging@louisville.edu.