On May 9, 2022, Dr. Susan Rogers, PNHP President, moderated a roundtable discussion about Direct Contracting/REACH, the dangers of privatization and so-called “value-based care,” and how to achieve true equity in our health system. Panelists included Dr. Linda Rae Murray, Dr. Abdul El-Sayed, and Dr. Claire Cohen.
You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/qR2X9NnFQa0
Dr. Linda Mae Murray earned her M.D. and M.P.H. from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her career includes positions at Cook County Hospital in Chicago; the Manitoba Federation of Labour in Winnipeg, Canada; Meharry College; the Chicago Department of Health; and as chief medical officer of the Primary Care and Community Health Network of Chicago. Dr. Murray is the former president of the American Public Health Association, where she advocated for the guaranteed right to health care for everyone, argued that health requires peace, and that equity and social justice demands a whole and sustainable planet.
Dr. Abdul El-Sayed is a physician, former Health Director for the City of Detroit, and advisor on the 2020 Democratic platform as a Healthcare Unity Task Force appointee. He holds a doctorate in Public Health from the University of Oxford where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and he received his M.D. from Columbia University. He is co-author, along with Dr. Micah Johnson, of the book “Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide,” and is also the host of the podcast “America Dissected” on Crooked Media.
Dr. Claire Cohen is a Black child and adolescent psychiatrist who has been practicing in Pittsburgh since 1984. She attended Hahnemann Medical College (now Drexel University Medical School) and completed her General Psychiatry Residency at the University of Chicago, followed by a Child and Adolescent Fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh’s Western Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Cohen has worked in a variety of settings, including community mental health clinics, partial hospitals, school-based settings and, currently, an inpatient hospital setting. She is a leader in PNHP, National Single Payer, and the Western PA Coalition for Single Payer Healthcare. Please join me on Monday, May 9 and join the fight for REAL health equity! Please don’t forget to REGISTER in advance for this exciting event.