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South Brooklyn Day School: Healthcare Edition, Session 3

  • An-Noor Center 7114 5th Avenue Brooklyn, NY, 11209 United States (map)

The South Brooklyn Day School is a place to meet new comrades, eat some pizza and discuss the socialist politics of DSA campaigns. In the third session of our healthcare edition, we will be discussing potential hurdles to and strategies for realizing state and federal single payer healthcare. Prior attendance not required, newcomers encouraged. Please try to review the readings in advance, though feel free to show up for the discussion even if you haven’t been able to look them over.

Readings:

Himmelstein and Woolander; How Single Payer Could Fail
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1yhwt7cTauMwWHJ_oxI8JDjA5Pqk568fH/view

Arria; Lessons from Vermont: What the State's Successes and Setbacks Should Teach Us About Single-Payer
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/41236-lessons-from-vermont-what-the-state-s-successes-and-setbacks-should-teach-us-about-single-payer

Kissam; The Vermont Breakthrough: Universal Health Care Through Grassroots Organizing
http://ggjalliance.org/node/792

Public Citizen; A Road Map to Single Payer
https://www.citizen.org/sites/default/files/road-map-to-single-payer-health-care-report.pdf

Optional but recommended:

Day; “It Was About the Insurance Fix”
https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/03/west-virginia-teachers-strike-medicare-for-all

Flowers; Which Path to National Improved Medicare For All
http://healthoverprofit.org/2018/02/01/which-path-to-national-improved-medicare-for-all/

Please email dsadayschool@gmail.com to RSVP, or with any questions, and check https://dsadayschool.wordpress.com/ for discussion questions and updates.