The UpTake will be streaming live tonight’s health care forum at St. Kate’s university starting at 7pm.
The Business Perspective – featured participants
Nancy Breymeier-President, Metro Independent Business Alliance; Strategic Financial Group
John Kolstad- Metro Independent Business Alliance; Mill City Music
July 15, 2009
St. Catherine University, Whitby Hall,
Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium
The United States is the richest nation in the world; we spend twice as much as other developed countries on health care. Our system is in crisis. With over 47 million people uninsured, the inflationary costs of health care rise steeply every year. Starbucks pays more for health care than it does for coffee beans.
In Minnesota, an estimated 500,000 small businesses helped create 26% more jobs last year. How do we keep small business healthy? How do they level the playing field for better access to health care? What about big business? How do the insured pay to provide health care to the uninsured? Does an employer-based health care system work? Does health care reform pre vent job lock? Job loss? If so, how will businesses be taxed with current health care models under consideration?
Physicians for a National Health Program-Minnesota and St. Catherine University continue their seven-part series on health care, investigating different forms of inequality and access. Health care is a right, not a privilege; it is an issue of justice when necessary care is unavailable or denied. This series is produced by Queenan Productions.
All events are free and open to the public.
Monthly forums will be held at 7pm on Wednesday evenings at Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium, Whitby Hall, St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN 55105. Campus Map: http://snipurl.com/l9rzs