In Michael Moores recent controversial film, SICKO, the filmmaker looks at universal free health care systems in Canada, France, Britain, and Cuba, in comparison to the system that prevails within the United States.
On Tuesday, October 9, from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., two scholars from the Robert F.Wagner Graduate School of Public Service will speak at the school to the issues brought up in Moores film:
Why is the United States the only western industrialized nation that does not insure all of its citizens? Are the international systems of universal health care that much better? How are health care lobbyists impacting this process? Does the voice of the people matter?
The panel discussion, SICKO: The Realities of Universal Health Care, is sponsored by the student group Wagner Health Network. The panelists will include Victor Rodwin, Professor Health Policy and Management, and Rogan Kersh, Professor of Public Service and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Scott Hensley, Contributing Reporter and Editor of the Wall Street Journals Health Blog, will be the moderator.
The event, which is free, will be conducted at the Wagner School, Rice conference Room/Newman Reception Area, The Puck Building, 2nd Floor, 295 Lafayette Street., Manhattan. RSVP at http://wagner.nyu.edu/events/sicko.php