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Uninsured Young Adults In New York

Tues., October 14, 2008
Program from 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
at the Greenberg Room, NYU School of Law
40 Washington Square South
New York, NY
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800,000 young adult New Yorkers don't have health insurance! What are the solutions?

In New York State, 31% of the 2.6 million uninsured are between the ages of 19 and 29, according to the New York State Department of Health. Please join us for a forum on Uninsured Young Adults in New York to discuss problems within the current healthcare system and proposals that seek to reform health care access.

The forum will feature several human interest stories from young adults about the financial and medical consequences of being uninsured. Included in the program will be an excerpt performance from "Hot Cripple," the award winning play by actress Hogan Gorman.

Moderator: Lou Gordon, Director, BALCONY

Panelists Include:

  • Catherine Abate, Community Healthcare Network
  • Henry Amoroso, Saint Vincent's Catholic Medical Center
  • Arthur Cheliotes, CWA Local 1180
  • Tamara Draut, Demos
  • NYS Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, Chair of Health Committee
  • Sara Horowitz, Freelancers Union
  • Jennifer L. Nicholson, The Commonwealth Fund
  • Troy Oechsner, New York State Insurance Department
  • Peter Slocum, American Cancer Society


  • Register online or call (212) 389-1417

    [Forum Agenda, click here!]




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