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Date(s) - 04/18/17
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

10 Union Square Beth Israel

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Join PNHP NY Metro for our Annual Lukomnik* Forum

Two-Class Care in a World-Class System:
Hospital System Segregation by Race and Insurance Status

Featuring: Roosa Tikkanen, MPH, Policy Analyst at the Center for Health Law and Economics, Commonwealth Medicine

Charmaine Ruddock, Project Director, Bronx Health REACH

Moderator: Daniel Lugassy, MD, Physicians for a National Health Program

Access to health care in New York City is highly unequal. Discrimination by race, ethnicity, and class is endemic. Roosa Tikkanen will present her recent studies of discriminatory access to New York’s highly-rated academic medical centers, along with her demonstration of the failure of the State’s Indigent Care Pool to remedy the inequity. Dr. Danny Lugassy, a member of our Chapter Board, and others who work in NYC hospitals, will describe what it’s like to work in this kind of unequal health care system – and what we should do about it.