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Health Care Revolt: at Bundy
November 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Dr. Michael Fine is coming to the Bundy Museum of History and Art to discuss his new book out from PM Press, Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy—All at the Same Time.
Where: Bundy Museum of History and Art Annex (behind the Bundy House, 129 Main Street in Binghamton)
When: Wednesday, Nov. 28th, Doors open at 5:30 for 6:30 start. Runs to approximately 8:30. Light refreshments will be served!
Get a Book: Health Care Revolt will be available for purchase. The Bundy Museum has several copies on sale for $12 a copy (retail is $16). To purchase a copy, stop by the Bundy Museum of History and Art during regular business hours (Tu-Sat, 11a-5p). Books will also be available for purchase at the event for $16.
Sponsors: Bundy Museum of History and Art, WBDY-LP, PM Press, and the Broome-Tioga Green Party
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In his book, Fine argues persuasive that the US does not have a health care system at all, but a cobbled together non-system that producing profits for insurers, hospitals, some doctors, and the like, at the expense of human health and flourishing. The non-system, as he details, is also wasteful, with many tests and procedures being totally unnecessary and harmful to human health. The broken method of health care provision is not limited to people without healthcare, but also has negative implications for people with “good” insurance.
Dr. Fine was director of the Rhode Island Department of Health where he was noted for his quick response to the opioid crisis. We’ve asked him to speak directly on the topic during the event.
Read more about his book below.
Stay tuned to the Bundy Radio Hour on WBDY-LP (M-F 8am and 6pm) to hear a radio interview with Dr. Fine.
For more books like Health Care Revolt, pmpress.org
About Health Care Revolt: How to Organize, Build a Health Care System, and Resuscitate Democracy—All at the Same Time (from the PM Press website):
Today’s deliberations about a revamped health care system are stuck. We need a fresh analysis and a new vision. Health Care Revolt sets out to provide just that and at a most propitious time in U.S. history. Dr. Michael Fine’s manifesto frames the questions more expansively than others before him and offers an impassioned road map for a nation confused about which health care direction to travel.
The crux of Dr. Fine’s argument is that the U.S. does not have a health system. Rather we have put our faith in a so-called marketplace in which the few profit from the public’s ill-health. This ailing market has accelerated the erosion of American democracy by contributing to economic polarization. Health Care Revolt looks around the world for examples of health care systems that are effective and affordable, pictures such a system for the U.S., and creates a practical playbook for a political revolution in health care that will allow the nation to protect health while strengthening democracy.
Dr. Fine’s voice is likely to command attention. He writes with the experience of a clinician, state public health commissioner, scholar, and community organizer. He illustrates his points with personal stories and acute analysis, conveying medicalese in ways that readers will find comprehendible.