OPS Office Hours: Tuesday, Jun 16, 2020
4 – 7 PM Pacific Time
7 – 10 PM Eastern Time
OPS Office Hours provides presentations and specialized help for advocates for a publicly-funded universal health care program for the United States. Whether you want to learn more about how a health care system like that would work in the United States, or want to get to work advocating for it, we welcome you to drop in at your convenience during our online trainings.
4 PM PT/7 ET After introductions, we identified whether any wanted help on a specific topic instead of the presentation. Participants had come to see Ed and David, but could have used the chat bar if they wanted specialized help in health care justice advocacy in a breakout room.
4:15 PM PT / 7:15 PM ET, Ed Weisbart, MD, a speaker and instructor for Physicians for a National Health Program, presented a basic 20-minute, COVID-relevant talk as a model for a skeptical or conservative audience, then spent another 10-20 minutes going back through parts of it to unpack how the specific word choices applied some of the principles from the May 26 talk, saving plenty of time for discussion. His May 26 presentation is here: https://youtu.be/1Ph95zfRvE4
At 5:30 PM PT/ 8:30 PM ET, on June 16, David Belk, MD, returned, to give “Part II” of his talk drawing on research he did while writing The Great American Health Care Scam. This talk focused on the insurance industry and Medicare. Here is a recording of Part I: https:// youtu.be/rhlwJeeDWZA?t=1