OPS Office Hours – Jerry Friedman– September 22
At the next OPS Office Hours:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
(View past OPS Office Hours summaries and videos here).
4:00 p.m. PT Introductions, networking
4:30 p.m. PT Gerald Friedman. “What we must do today to achieve universal health care tomorrow.”
Gerald Carl Friedman is an economics professor at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He became nationally prominent during the 2016 U.S. presidential election after writing an analysis of Democratic Party candidate Bernie Sanders campaign’s policies in which Friedman concluded that these policies would produce significant economic growth in the United States if they were enacted.
After Q+A: If there is time and desire, we will go to breakout rooms to make plans for taking action based on his talk. Advocates can also ask for help in breakout rooms by typing their request in the chat bar and adding the name of the room they want onto their name tag. “Raising your hand” may also get attention to be moved to a breakout room.
5:30 p.m. PT Ashwin Shetty. “US Health Insurance and Single-Payer: The Basics.” Ashwin will walk listeners through the basics of how to choose a private health insurance plan offered by an employer, and show how much simpler and more reliable, affordable, and predictable health care would be with single payer health coverage. His talk will be short, with plenty of time for questions.
Ashwin is a student on the leadership team at Louisiana State University School of Medicine’s chapter of Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP). He studied health care policy remotely through the Northern New England PNHP Summer 2020 Internship program.
6:15 PM PT After Ashwin’s talk and Q+A, we can go into breakout rooms for continued explanation of Single Payer or for special topics or individualized help.
Save the date for the next OPS Office Hours: November 17, 5:00-8:00 p.m. ET (2:00-5:00 PT
Topic: Where are we (pandemic-wise, what is safe to do in a pandemic; election-wise, where are the opportunities and challenges; activism-wise, what choices are “realistic”, what choices are necessary) and ideas on where to go, and for creating products.
Hope to see you soon!
Chair, OPS Education and Advocacy Work Group