Single-payer healthcare subject of talk


URBANA — Area residents will have the opportunity to learn about single-payer healthcare at the Champaign County Library community room, 1060 Scioto St., Urbana, May 17, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Presenter Dr. Matthew Noordisj-Jones, a primary care doctor and healthcare advocate from Dayton, will address the issues of how single-payer healthcare would be financially prudent and cover the healthcare needs of all Americans. Noordisj-Jones is the regional coordinator for Single Payer Action Network (SPAN Ohio) for the Champaign County area. SPAN, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, is a coalition of individuals and organizations working to achieve reform of the healthcare insurance system.

Single-payer healthcare would guarantee that all persons would have affordable access to healthcare through a publicly funded, privately delivered comprehensive system. Under a single-payer system, all residents of the United States would be covered for all medically necessary services. Patients would no longer face financial barriers to care such as co-pays and deductibles and would have free choice of doctor and hospital.

This presentation is open to anyone wishing to attend.