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Health reform savings among forum topics

August 31, 2009

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A clinical social worker from Prairie Village will make a presentation on the financing aspects of health care reform at 4 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Lawrence Public Library auditorium, 707 Vt.

Mary Lindsay said her talk would “focus on the savings that a single-payer system would deliver.” Lindsay will discuss potential savings in administrative and overhead costs as well as economies related to bulk purchasing under a single-payer system.

Under a single-payer approach to health care delivery, a public or quasi-public agency would organize health financing, but delivery of care would remain largely private.

Lindsay said she’d talk about support among physicians for a single-payer system. She will speak for about 30 minutes and then open the event to questions concerning such matters as rationing, end-of-life panels, malpractice/tort reform and socialized medicine.

Lindsay, a member of the Expert Advisory Committee of the Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance, has been a licensed social worker since 1980.

The presentation is being hosted by Peace Mennonite Church in Lawrence.

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