Fix It: Health Care at the Tipping Point Monday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m. Hosted by Cinemapolis
March 22, 2016
YOU ARE INVITED TO A FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSIONFix It: Health Care at the Tipping PointMonday, April 25th at 6:30 p.m.Hosted by Cinemapolis120 East Green Street, Ithaca, NY.A Free Educational Program – Open to the Public• How is New York State addressing health care insurance access and costs and what is new under the Affordable Care Act and through the New York State Exchange, in 2016, for individuals andsmall businesses?• What is the Tompkins County Health Insurance Consortium, why was it formed, and how is it reducing costs?• What gaps exist and what are the challenges faced by health care providers, local governments, small businesses, and individuals?• What is the New York Health Act, an alternative financing and payment plan for universal health care insurance coverage? What health care benefits would be covered? How would the plan befinanced? What is the projected cost savings for individuals and small businesses?Please come and join our panelists who will address these questions following a short film, Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point. Health care financing is an important economic, social and health issuethat impacts all of us – individuals, businesses, health care providers, local governments and public school districts.The film looks at U.S. health care from a businessman’s perspective and, in interviews with experts in the fields of health care, economics, and health policy, discusses the current health care crisis, runaway health care costs associated with administrative waste and inefficiency of a multi-payer system, the economicimpact, and an alternative method of healthcare financing and payment.The panel discussion will focus on New York State and Tompkins County and address the questions posed above. There will be time for a Q&A session at the end of the program. Co–sponsors include the League of Women Voters of Tompkins County, New York Statewide Senior Action Council, and Single Payer NewYork. Support from the Social Justice Council of the First Unitarian Society of Ithaca is gratefully acknowledged.Panelists include:• Cassandra Aikman, Human Services Coalition Health Access Programs Coordinator• Stewart Auyash, MPH, PhD; Ithaca College, Associate Professor and Chair Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education; Professor Auyash teaches and researches public health policy,international health and human rights, and public health communication at Ithaca College with a focus on the social determinants of health. His most recent research addresses the intersections of human rights, public health, and new media.• Don Barber, Farmer, Builder, Town Supervisor and Founding Chair of the Tompkins Health Insurance Consortium, is now serving as the Consortium’s Executive Director;• Cor Drost, President and CEO, Transonic Systems Inc.• Annette Gaudino, Statewide Coordinator for the Campaign for New York Health, Physicians for a National Health Program–NY Metro Chapter; Annette Gaudino previously worked as a speech andswallowing therapist, and has over 25 years of activist experience in the LGBTQ, HIV/AIDS, and harm reduction movements.• William Klepack, MD, Dryden Family Medicine and Medical Director of the Tompkins County Department of Health.Please share this information widely and encourage everyone to join in this community discussion. Public parking is available above Cinemapolis and the Green Street bus stop is directly across the street.