Ewell G. Scott, MD Speaks – Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Single Payer Solution to Our Health Care Crisis

  • The US spends more per capita on health care than any other nation, yet trails the others in life expectancy, infant mortality, and other key indicators.
  • 47 million have no insurance, and many millions more who have coverage go without needed care because they cannot afford it. We are all at risk.
  • Single payer health care systems cover everyone with liberal benefits–but conservative spending.
  • Single payer is publicly funded yet privately delivered, providing patients a free choice of physician, dentist, therapist, hospital, etc.
  • How does it work, and what would single payer mean for Kentucky?

You are invited to a presentation and informal discussion of the issues with

Ewell G. Scott, MD
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
7:00 p.m.
Downtown Lexington Library
140 East Main St.
Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

Presentation followed by Q and A, plus discussion of how we can win broad public and political support for single payer health care in Kentucky.

Dr. Scott, born and raised in Frankfort, KY, is a Charter Member of the Kentucky Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP-KY). He graduated Cum Laude from DePauw University and from Case Western Reserve University Medical School. Dr. Scott did his Internship in Med-Peds at the University of Virginia Hospital and his Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Virginia. He is Past President of St. Claire Regional Medical Center Medical Staff. He served as President and Medical Director of Morehead Clinic, and he is Clinical Volunteer Faculty at both the UK and U of L Schools of Medicine. Since 1972 and currently, he is in active practice in internal medicine in Morehead, Kentucky.

Dr. Scott is deeply involved in his community, in the Kentucky Medical Association, and in numerous medical, civic, and community organizations. He has lectured extensively on single payer health care.

Event sponsored by: Physicians for a National Health Program-KY and Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare www.kyhealthcare.org.