4/4 On the Brink: Health Care in Maine and America

Thursday, April 4th, 2024 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET.


This webinar will briefly review the problematic state of health care in Maine and America and three interlocking factors contributing to its deterioration:  lack of access to care, increasing corporatization of health care, and provider shortages.  There is no one fix for health care in America, but a publicly funded, universal system of care would greatly improve the current situation.  We will discuss what such a system might look like in Maine, how we might get there, what challenges will hinder its establishment, and what problems it will not solve.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify and discuss several current problems with the health care system in Maine and America
  • Explain one model for publicly funded, universal health care in Maine
  • Describe several challenges to achieving such a system and assuring its effectiveness