Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Let’s Talk About: Medicare for All Forum at Tree of Life UU Aims to Inform

Tree of Life Unitarian Universalist Congregation’s Social Justice Team will host a forum Let’s Talk About: Medicare for All on Wednesday, March 6 from 7-10 pm at the church, 5603 Bull Valley Road in McHenry, Illinois.  The forum plans to inform the public regarding the benefits of a single payer system for healthcare.  

Dr. Lisa Messinger

“Our faith calls us to insist on fair and kind treatment to all.  In this country that we have people skipping vital medications because they simply can’t afford it.  Families are going bankrupt due to medical bills.  Businesses are struggling because healthcare costs for owners and employees are skyrocketing.  Fair and kind treatment means that all should have access to healthcare” says Dr. Lisa Messinger, a local pediatrician who will host and facilitate a panel which will include: 

J.J. Wett
J.J. Wett, a celebrated advocate for people with disabilities, will present a patient perspective of the current healthcare system and how it would improve with the Medicare for All model.  

Peter Janko
Peter Janko, a local political activist, small business owner, and former WCPT radio program host will discuss the economic impact that our healthcare system on business owners as well as how single payer systems work in other countries. 

Dr. John Perryman.
Dr. John Perryman, a leader in Northern Illinois with Physicians for a National Health Program, will discuss Medicare for All further including more specific information of the current legislation that is being considered.
Questions and discussion will follow the panel presentation.
The program is free and open to the public.
For more information contact Tree of Life at 815 322-2464, e-mail  or visit .

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