March 19th: UC-Berkeley and Business Alliance sponsor "Universal Coverage: Is Medicare for All the Answer?'

Join the Business Alliance for a Healthy California, UC-Berkeley School of Public Health and the Haas Business School for a special event on March 19, 2019 at UC- Berkeley. Register here.

The cost and availability of health care is one of the most critical issues facing the United States. “Medicare for All,” or a single-payer system, is one approach that embraced by numerous presidential candidates, Governor Gavin Newsom, and leaders in other states. Several Medicare-for-All bills are either pending or in development nationally and in California.

What does “Medicare for All” really mean, how would it be financed, and are there other ways to achieve universal health care? Join us for a discussion that will address these questions and more. Our panelists will explain the basics of a single-payer system, its pros and cons, and other strategies to achieve universal health care.


Laurel Lucia, Director Health Care Program, UC Berkeley Labor Center; Wendell Potter, author, journalist, and president of Wendell Potter Consulting; Stephen Shortell, Professor of the Graduate School and Dean Emeritus, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Micah Weinberg, president, Bay Area Council Economic Institute; Moderator, Larry Levitt, Senior Vice President for Health Reform, Kaiser Family Foundation

Dan Geiger of the Business Alliance for a Healthy California will also participate.

This talk is part of the 2019 UC Berkeley School of Public Health Dean’s Speaker Series. It is co-sponsored by the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business.

For more information and to register click here.

Dan Geiger