Mar 1 2011

Piedmont League of Women Voters Offers Program on “Health Care for All”

The ongoing debate on health care will be the featured topic at the Wednesday, March 16, 2011 program sponsored by the Piedmont League of Women Voters.  The program, titled “Health Care for All,” will be held at 1085 Winsor Ave. in Piedmont, from 9:30 to 11 a.m.

Dr. Li-Hsia Wang, a retired pediatrician and family practitioner and an expert in health care policy, will discuss the many pieces of the federal health care plan passed by Congress in 2010 and concerns about containing health care costs.  She also will discuss the League of Women Voters’ position supporting “Medicare for All,” a single-payer plan, as well as health care activity in the California legislature.

Dr. Wang. a strong advocate for quality, affordable health care available to everyone in the U.S., worked in public hospitals and community health centers in New York City, Chicago, West Virginia, and Berkeley. She earned her undergraduate degree from Radcliffe College and medical degree from Case Western Reserve Medical School. She is a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility, Physicians for a National Health Program and of the Berkeley, Albany, Emeryville League of Women Voters.

The Piedmont League program is free and open to the public.

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