Dr. Margaret Flowers, pediatrician and activist, will speak on “Winning Healthcare for Everyone” in Louisville on October 4. In addition, she will speak at Grand Rounds events at the University of Louisville Medical School, and students at the school are hosting a lecture by her for students and faculty on October 5.

From the press release:

Dr. Margaret Flowers achieved prominence in 2009, prior to passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), when she and others were arrested and removed from the gallery of the U.S. Senate while protesting being excluded from the healthcare reform debate at a Senate Finance Committee Hearing. She was there as a Congressional Fellow for PNHP. When the ACA was adopted eight years ago, she stated that the it was inadequate.

While she was not allowed to speak that day at the Senate Finance Committee Hearing, Dr. Flowers has written and spoken extensively to build public support for passage of HR 676, The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. She testified before a Senate Committee and a Presidential Commission, and has been interviewed on the Bill Moyers Show, the Ed Show on MSNBC, Frontline, Democracy Now, and other media.

Dr. Flowers, a pediatrician from Baltimore, Maryland, left her medical practice to advocate full-time for a healthcare system that will put health over profit and give all residents of the United States of America the care enjoyed by residents of other advanced nations.

Dr. Flowers views the healthcare struggle as part of a broader social, economic, and environmental justice movement.

The lecture on October 4 will be at Hotel Louisville at 7:00 pm, with opening remarks by Congressman John Yarmuth. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care, an affiliate of the Kentucky chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program.

Her other talks are as follows:

Grand Rounds, University of Louisville Dept. of Medicine
“Health Care: A Business or a Public Good?”
Thursday, October 4, 2018, 8:00 am
UofL Ambulatory Care Building Auditorium, 550 S. Jackson Street

Grand Rounds, University of Louisville Dept. of Family Medicine and Geriatrics
“Health Care: A Business or a Public Good?”
Friday, October 5, 2018, 8:00 am
Bottigheimer Auditorium, Jewish Hospital, 200 Abraham Flexner Way

An interactive discussion with medical/dental students and faculty
“Clinicians as Agents of Change: The Professional Imperative to Advocate”
Friday, October 5, 2018, Noon
Kornhauser Auditorium 500 S. Preston St.

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