*Tues. Oct. 19, 10 a.m. – "How New York Can Preserve and Increase Public Insurance Programs in a Budget Shortfall"; the monthly roundtable sponsored by NYers for Accessible Health Coverage; guest speaker Tom McCormack (Community Access National Network); at the National MS Society NYC Chapter, 733 Third Ave. (bet. 45th & 46th Sts.), 3rd fl., in Manhattan; more info at 646-442-4147.
*Tues. Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. – "The President's Deficit Commission: What it Could Mean for Medicare"; featuring Doug Henwood (Left Business Observer) and Larry Wood (Goddard-Riverside Community Center); sponsored by Physicians for a National Health Program and other groups; at Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Sq. East (at 14th St.), 2nd fl. Conf. Ctr., in Manhattan; more info at www.pnhpnymetro.org or 718-222-9266
Thurs. Oct. 21, 6 p.m. – 2010 Annual Awards Ceremony for the Public Health Assoc. of NYC; at Jing Fong, 20 Elizabeth St. in Manhattan; more info at www.phanyc.org
Thurs. Oct. 21, 7 p.m. – "The New National Health Care Reform Legislation: How Will it Affect You and Your Family?"; featuring Chuck Bell (Consumers Union), Lindsay Farrell (Open Door Family Medical Centers), and Jon Schandler (White Plains Hosp.); sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Westchester, National Assoc. of Social Workers of Westchester, Westchester-Putnam Access to Health Care Coalition, and Westchester for Change; at White Plains Hosp., Davis Ave. in White Plains; more info at 914-949-0507.
Fri. Oct. 22, 2 p.m. – "The New Health Care Law and What it Means for Seniors and Older Adults"; featuring Mark Hannay (Metro NY Health Care for All Campaign); sponsored by the Rockland Senior Health Coalition; at Rockland Community College, 185 Main St., in Spring Valley, NY; more info at 845-354-4932.
Sat. Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – "2010 Rise Conference: Social Work in an Era of Change"; annual conference sponsored by a variety of grassroots organizations; one session on "Public Health Policy and Practice" features Mark Hannay (Metro NY Health Care for All Campaign) on the new health care law and opportunities for social work activism; at the Police Athletic League, 441 Manhattan Ave. in Manhattan; more info at www.riseconference.org
Wed. Oct. 27, 10 a.m. – "Preserving Social Security"; featuring Rep. Jerrold Nadler; sponsored by the NY Citizens' Committee on Aging; at Selis Manor, 135 W. 23rd St., in Manhattan; more info at 212-353-3950.
Wed. Oct. 27, 6:30 p.m. – "Fulfilling the Promise of Health Reform"; featuring Joanne Kenen (New America Foundation) and Theda Skocpol (author, "Health Care Reform and American Politics"); sponsored by Demos; at 220 Fifth Ave., 5th fl., in Manhattan; more info at http://www.demos.org/event_list.cfm
*Wed. Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. – Health Care on the Air: "The New Health Care Law at Six Months"; guests Matt Bishop (Young Invincibles), and Charles Bell (Consumers Union); broadcast over cable Ch. 56 (Time-Warner) or Ch. 83 (RCN) in Manhattan or streamed live at www.mnn.org; past programs available for streaming at www.metrohealthcare.org; more info at 212-925-1829.
(* indicates events or groups in which we play a leadership or sponsoring role.)
Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign
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New York, NY 10013