Panel Discussion: Health Care for Everyone
Community discussion about health care and the fact that Obamacare won't cover 3-5 million Californians.
The Healthcare Movie, which compares the US and the Canadian health systems,will be shown followed by a panel then a community discussion. Translator available for Spanish.
American healthcare costs are rising so rapidly that they could reach $4.2 trillion annually, roughly 20% of our gross domestic product, within ten years. We spend $300 billion a year on pharmaceutical drugs––almost as much as the rest of the world combined. We pay more, yet our health outcomes are worse. About 65% of Americans are overweight and almost 75% of healthcare costs are spent on preventable diseases that are the major causes of disability and death in our society.
It’s not surprising that healthcare tops many Americans' concerns and is at the center of a political firestorm in our nation's Capitol. But the current battle over cost and access does not ultimately address the root of the problem: we have a disease-care system, not a healthcare system.
Light refreshments will be served. Event is free.