U of L Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP) has scheduled an on campus event with Professor Gerald Friedman to discuss “Medicare for All–What future physicians need to know.”
Wed. Oct. 23, 2019
U of L Medical School Instructional Building, 500 S. Preston, Louisville
Professor of Economics at the University of Massachusetts, Gerald Friedman was born in New York City in 1955. After graduation from Columbia College in 1977 he worked on the research staff of the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union before moving to Cambridge, Massachusetts to attend graduate school at Harvard, where he earned a Ph.D. in Economics in 1986. Since 1984, he has taught Economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is currently working on a book, The Case for Medicare for All (Polity Press, forthcoming).
Dr. Friedman has studied the funding of a national single payer health care system and concluded that an improved Medicare for All would save billions in addition to bringing health care to everyone.