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Forum on Expanding Medicare

January 19 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST


As the U.S. grapples with myriad problems in its private healthcare industry, many arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the debate over Medicare for All has never been more relevant.

VHPI will host a forum to discuss the efforts to expand Medicare, so it covers all Americans, including veterans and their families. We’ll examine how current Medicare for All legislation would impact the VA healthcare system and help veterans currently excluded from it. We’ll report on and analyze the parallel privatization threats to both the VA and the existing Medicare program for seniors. Panelists will assess Biden Administration progress—or lack of it—in reversing Republican policies that continue to undermine both veterans healthcare and traditional Medicare.

The forum will last one hour and take place on January 19th at 3 p.m. EST/Noon PST.

Register in advance for this meeting here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Our panel of experts will include Dr. Rachel Madley, legislative assistant for Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, who has a Ph.D in microbiology and immunology; Naveed Shah, an Army veteran and political director of Common Defense; and Dr. Donald Kollisch, a retired VA primary care clinician and early member of Physicians for a National Health Program.


January 19
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST
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Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute