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Time for Single Payer? City Club of Eugene 12PM

March 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


Press Release
March 2019
For Immediate Release

Time for Single Payer?

Speakers:           Samuel Metz, MD, and John A. Charles

Date:                       March 29, 2019

Time:                     12 Noon – 1:15 pm

Location:             UO Baker Center, 975 High Street, Eugene, OR 97401

Coordinators: Henry Elder, MD, and Mary Leighton

Oregon is again considering a single payer health care bill, and two state senators and three state representatives from Lane County are sponsors of a single payer bill.  Is single payer healthcare worth the trouble? What problems will it solve? What problems will it create? Should we encourage our Lane County legislators to continue to embrace the concept or reject it? Two thoughtful commentators, John Charles of the Cascade Policy Institute and Samuel Metz, MD, of Oregon Physicians for National Health Program, will discuss the pros and cons of single payer healthcare in Oregon. Each presenter will outline the arguments for his position. Then each will have a few minutes to offer counter arguments.

John A. Charles, Jr., has been the President and CEO of Cascade Policy Institute since 2004. Cascade Policy Institute is a free-market think tank working to promote individual liberty, economic opportunity, and personal responsibility. He earned a BA from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Public Administration from Portland State. Samuel Metz is a retired physician, a member of Oregon Physicians for a National Health Program, and a founder of Mad As Hell Doctors, both of which advocate for universal health care. (He is also one of the founders of the Oregon City Club Consortium.) Both Metz and Charles live in Portland.

The public is encouraged to attend; admission is $5 per person. Members attend free. The meeting will be broadcast at 6:30 pm on Monday, April 1, 2019, on KLCC 89.7 FM.

About the City Club of Eugene:

The mission of the City Club of Eugene is to build community vision through open inquiry. We explore a wide range of significant local, state, and national issues and help to formulate new approaches and solutions to problems. Club members have a direct influence on public policy by discussing issues of concern with elected officials and other policy makers. Membership is open to all.

Contact:  For more information, please contact Silver Mogart, Executive Director, at (541) 485-7433 or visit us online at cityclubofeugene.org. The City Club’s mailing address is PO Box 12084, Eugene, OR 97440.


March 29
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm


University of Oregon Baker Center
975 High Street
Eugene, OR 97401 United States
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