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The Capital District Humanist Society Presents: Getting the Health Care Monkey off of our Backs: Creating Health Care Equity David Ray, MD

July 10 @ 1:00 pm


For-profit health insurance companies exploded in the 1990s, which has imposed many constraints on the medical profession.  Before then, 95% of premiums went to patient care; now at most 75-80% do. Insurance company profits soar, patient care suffers, and doctors need extra staff to deal with the barriers to quality medical care that puts patients’ interests first. 

Twelve years ago, the Affordable Care Act looked like it might lead to universal coverage, affordability, and equal access.  We are still waiting, but revamping healthcare coverage, as proposed by the NY Health Act and the federal Medicare for All Act, can improve our health care system.  

Dr. David Ray practices internal medicine at Albany Med, with a subspecialty in HIV medicine.  Before coming to Albany Med, he was Chief of Adult Medicine and Medical Director of the HIV Program at Whitney Young Community Health Center for 14 years. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Albany Med Div. of HIV Medicine.  He has spent 36 years immersed in the science and politics of the HIV epidemic.   He is chair of the Capital District Alliance for Universal Healthcare and a member of Physicians for a National Health Program. 

This program will take place online, via Zoom, on Sunday, July 10th, 2022 at 1 PM.  

ANYONE WHO IS NOT A CURRENT PAID MEMBER of CDHS CAN ATTEND.  Send an e-mail request to: [email protected], several days prior, or log onto our Meetup page:  https://www.meetup.com/Capital-District-Humanist-Society/.  Click on Join, then on Attend, and use the RSVP function and the link will be available to you.  

To learn more about us please go to:  www.humanistsociety.net.


July 10
1:00 pm
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