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"Reversing Inequality: Healthcare Justice is a UU Value" Conference Recap

Resource Guide for Activism at Home Conference Supplemental

Webinar Information

Thursday September 14, 8:00 pm

“NOW IS THE TIME: Healthcare for Everybody”

Thank you for joining us for our UUJEC/UUSJ sponsored webinar with filmmakers Terry Sterrenberg & Laurie Simons to discuss healthcare justice and their newest documentary “Now is the Time: Healthcare for Everybody”. Laurie’s comparison to jackhammers and birds singing really put into perspective how different healthcare systems effect our health and wellbeing, regardless of being sick. If you missed our discussion, you can view the recording on the UUJEC YouTube channel here. Also, learn more about the film, how to host a screening and work for justice in your community by visiting their website,  and follow them on twitter @Nowsthetimemovi.  

Wednesday, August 2, 8:00pm

The ACA and the Senate's Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA):

Long term issues for the American economy

Thank you for joining us for our latest UUJEC/UUSJ webinar with Health Economist Dr. Jerome Dugan. We were pleased to have Dr. Dugan with us. If you missed our discussion, you can view the recording on the UUSJ YouTube channel here. Also, learn more about Dr. Dugan and his colleagues’ work on their website, Health Economics Analytics Laboratory and follow him on twitter @profdugan, where he posts economic and health related articles regularly. 


Comparative Healthcare Systems: Workshop Series by Michael Teasdale


Healthcare is the key element in the quality of life and a foundational right in civilized societies.  Providing appropriate healthcare to all allows individuals to lead dignified and full lives. In the USA there has been a long debate about the cost, quality and access to healthcare. UUs, believing in the inherent value of every human being, need to be in the forefront of the struggle to ensure healthcare is available to all. In my presentations you will find how well the healthcare system in the United States compares with other developed economies.  Often hailed as the "best healthcare system in the world," the presentations show not only that the USA system is more expensive but has serious issues in access to care as well as quality of care and service compared to other countries.  Comparative data from the World Healthcare Organization (WHO) and Organization of Economic Coordination and Development (OECD) show the USA can learn much from other countries to achieve affordable healthcare for all. [Michael Teasdale UUJEC Co-Chair]

Session 1: Comparative Healthcare Systems

Session 2: Why Does Healthcare Cost So Much in the USA?

Session 3: Why Does Healthcare Cost So Much in the USA (Cont'd)

Session 4: Different Healthcare Systems 



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