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Peer-to-Peer Chat on Health Insurance Policy

Thursday, Feb 13, 7:30 pm
Vilcek Lounge

This event is designed to encourage casual peer-to-peer discussions in the realm of health policy. In the context of the impending 2020 election season, single payer is one of the major hot button issues that will affect our future careers as healthcare providers.

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PNHP + BALSA + PHR x Medicine for Migration: Public Charge Proposal Info Session & Comment Posting!

Wednesday, Dec 5, 6 pm
Schwartz E

Hi All!

The current administration has recently proposed changes to immigration policy that would drastically alter the way residency and citizenship decisions are made. These unprecedented changes would alter the definition of a "public charge", effectively blocking pathways to permanent immigration for individuals who have received public benefits such as Medicaid, food assistance and housing assistance. Additionally, they would openly allow discrimination in immigration...

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PNHP: Single Payer 101 w/ Dr. Danny Lugassy

Thursday, Oct 11, 6 pm
Alumni B

Curious about Single payer healthcare aka Medicare for all? Want to hear more about how to join the movement to make it a reality in the USA, as it is in all other industrialized nations? Think it sounds great but dubious about how we can afford it? Interested to hear an ER physician's take on guaranteed healthcare for all? Disgusted with the institutionalized prejudice in healthcare and looking for solutions? Future doc already stressing about fighting with insurance companies for meds...

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Dinner-discussion on the opioid crisis with Andrew Kolodny, a doctor & policy expert

Wednesday, Apr 18, 6 pm
Alumni Hall A

SnaHP will be hosting Andrew Kolodny MD ( as he discusses the troubling role played by parts of the medical establishment (pharmaceutical companies and physicians) in the onset and maintenance of the opioid crisis.

Where: Alumni Hall A, 6-730, 4/18/18

Who: all interested med students

Why: learn more about the root causes of the opioid crisis

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State-Based Universal Healthcare Movements

Wednesday, Nov 29, 6:30 pm
Coles 101

Do you believe health care is a human right? Tired of the deadlock at the federal level? Come join NYU PNHP for a dinner lecture with Dr. OIiver Fein, Professor of Clinical Medicine and of Clinical Healthcare Policy and Research at Weill Cornell Medical College, where we will discuss how some states are pushing to make themselves single-payer systems. On the docket will be California and Nevada, with a special emphasis on New York and what it will take to make this state become universally...

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Medicare For All 101

Tuesday, Sep 26, 6 pm
Coles 101

Are you curious about HR 676, The Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act, but not entirely sure what it would mean for the future of healthcare? Have you ever thought about advocacy for single-payer, and are looking for a way to get involved?

Dr. Daniel Lugassy, a toxicologist at NYU and the medical director of the SIM center, is a long-time member and leader within PNHP. He will be speaking to the issues and shortfalls that characterize healthcare today and addressing...

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Pass the New York Health Act!

Friday, Jun 2, 1:30 pm
Coles 303

Immediately after class on Friday, June 2, from 1:30-2:30pm, we will be flooding State Senate offices with calls in support of the New York Health Act, especially in districts where the Senator is not yet a cosponsor of the New York Health Act. You can see the bill sponsors here and you can look up your own Senator here. 

We ask that you move up to Coles 303 after class, where we will have phone scripts, pre-written tweets (#efficient) and more. In the span of 5 minutes, you can...

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Act Now: The Importance of Healthcare Activism

Thursday, May 25, 7:30 pm
Coles 304

Come to learn about the group ACT UP and their important history healthcare activism. The AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power or ACT UP is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs) and the AIDS pandemic to bring about legislation, medical research and treatment and policies to ultimately bring an end to the disease by mitigating loss of health and lives. They have always stood to defend and expanding access to health care and coverage...

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Advocacy Writing Workshop

Wednesday, May 17, 7 pm
Coles 304

Ever been so passionate about something that you want the whole world to hear about it? Want to shine a light on an issue that keeps you up at night? Well, come to this workshop hosted by your very own NYU PNHP chapter on how to effectively write opinion articles and social media campaigns. We will teach the basics: where to start, how to write, whom to write, how to be effective, etc. After this workshop, you will be equipped to write for a change.

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"Fix-It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point" Film Screening

Monday, Mar 20, 7:30 pm
Coles Lab 304

Interested in how we can fix the healthcare crisis in the US? Come to the screening of "Fix-It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point," where you will see the results of one man's journey to find a solution to our dysfunctional healthcare system. The film was two years in the making, and we hope it compels you to take the next step that moves us towards true healthcare reform. There will be an optional discussion after the film.

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Lobby Day for the New York Health Act

Tuesday, Apr 4, 7 am

Please join us in Albany for the annual statewide lobby day to advocate for the New York Health Act - the bill to guarantee healthcare to ALL New Yorkers (like Medicare For All for New York State!). It is our goal to get this to the Governor's desk to make health care equality a reality for New Yorkers.

For the MS1s who are concerned about their renal pathology exam on Friday, 4/7, we will have both a toxicologist and a nephrologist in our bus and they have promised to help you...

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Trump & Healthcare in New York State

Friday, Jan 27, 5:30 pm
Schwartz E

The NYUSOM chapter of Physicians for a National Health Plan cordially invites you to a dinner lecture featuring our own representative in the New York State Assembly, Richard N. Gottfried, Chair of the NYS Assembly Committee on Health. Mr. Gottfried will be discussing how the Trump administration's proposed changes to federal healthcare policy will affect patients and healthcare workers in the state of New York. 

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Healthcare Systems Around the World

Monday, Dec 5, 6 pm
Coles 101

Interested in global health? Want to learn more about how healthcare works in other countries? Come join us for our panel discussion focused on different healthcare systems worldwide. Panelists will discuss how each system works, the pros/cons, and how it is financed. Bring your questions and curiosity!

Dinner will be served. Please RSVP!

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Single Payer vs. ACA

Monday, Oct 10, 6:30 pm
Coles 109

Are you curious about how the ACA has changed healthcare and daily practice? Have you heard about single-payer as an alternative healthcare system, but not entirely sure how it would work? Have you ever thought about advocacy for single-payer, and are looking for a way to get involved? Then come join us!

Dr. Daniel Lugassy, one of our own faculty in toxicology at NYU and long-time member and leader within PNHP, will be speaking about the issues that characterize healthcare today...

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LegalHealth: Partnering legal and medical professionals

Wednesday, May 18, 6 pm
Coles 101

LegalHealth partners with medical professionals to address the non-medical needs of low-income people with serious health problems.

Aiding patients in our own Bellevue Hospital, LegalHealth will become a great resource for us to learn about and have available for our patients as we get closer to being on the wards.

Join us to hear a representative from LegalHealth present about their work  bringing together legal and medical professionals to improve the lives of these...

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Single Payer Advocacy Day Training

Monday, Jan 25, 6 pm
Alumni Hall A

Interested in learning more about how you can make an impact in NY legislation to advocate for your patients? Come join us in a workshop led by Annette Gaudino, Coordinator of the Campaign for NY Health that will train us on how to speak with senators and state representatives. For those attending Lobby day, Tuesday Feb 2nd, this will help prepare you to lobby for the New York Health Act A5062, which will bring us one step closer to a single payer system in New York. For those with...

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Medicare's 50th Birthday Celebration with PNHP

Thursday, Oct 1, 2:30 pm
Outside of Alumni Hall B

This year marks Medicare's 50th birthday! As Medicare makes it over the hill, NYU's Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) chapter invites you to come celebrate with us over cupcakes after class this Thursday, October 1st, at 2:30 p.m. in front of Alumni Hall B. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) Presents: Single-payer 101

Wednesday, Sep 2, 6 pm
Coles 109

Are you curious about single-payer, but not entirely sure what it would mean for the future of healthcare? Have you ever thought about advocacy for single-payer, and are looking for a way to get involved?

Fortunately, Dr. Daniel Lugassy, one of our own faculty in toxicology at NYU and long-time member and leader within PNHP, will be speaking to the issues and shortfalls that characterize healthcare today and addressing single-payer's potential to address these shortfalls and foster...

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Writing About Single-Payer: Writing Workshop

Wednesday, Jun 3, 6 pm
Coles 214

Would you like to learn more about advocacy for single-payer healthcare through writing? Are you interested in publishing your writing, but looking for some advice and input from peers?

If you're looking for an open space to share your ideas and your writing, please join us on Wednesday, June 3 in Coles 214 for PNHP's writing workshop with Dr. Betsy Rosenthal!

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Single-Payer Healthcare and the Numbers: The Friedman Study and its Implications for Single-Payer

Wednesday, Apr 29, 6 pm
Skirball Conference Room (5th Floor)

Are you passionate about single payer? Skeptical about how such a system could be funded? Want to learn more about efforts to reform the healthcare system here in New York? Come join us for a discussion of the Gottfried/Perkins New York Health Act lead by Katie Robbins, Executive Director of the NY Metro Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Plan.

When: Wednesday, 4/29 from 6-7pm

Where: Skirball 5th Floor Conference Room

Why:  Dr. Gerald Friedman (Chair of the...

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Financing Single-Payer Health Care

Tuesday, Dec 2, 5 pm
Coles 109

Hi friends,

By now, many of you have been exposed to the idea of a single-payer health care system, where a single payer (as opposed to multiple government entities and for-profit insurance companies) covers all medically necessary health care costs in order to provide quality, equitable health care to all regardless of one's ability to pay. However, paying for such a system might not appear so straightforward. This is where we come in to help demystify the...

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