VIRTUAL CHAPTER MEETING MONDAY OCTOBER 4. 1-3 PM ON ZOOM. Healthcare – The meeting will be in two parts. To register, click HERE.
PART ONE: Speakers will contextualize what is happening with healthcare for seniors.
Barbara Caress will speak on the history of Medicare and Medicare Advantage programs (with a particular focus on the NYC plan). She has more than 40 years of experience as a union, nonprofit, and public agency manager, consultant, and administrator. Presently, she teaches public health care policy at both Baruch College and the Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College and has been hired as a consultant by the PSC to help us navigate issues of retiree health care.
Barbara Katz Rothman, a Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center, will then comment. She is a recipient of the Jesse Bernard Award of the American Sociological Association and a Distinguished Chair in Health Sciences from the Fulbright Association. Her most recent book (2021, Stanford University Press) is The Biomedical Empire – Lessons Learned from The Covid -19 Pandemic.
PART TWO: We will then segue into AN INFORMATION SESSION like our 9/13 chapter meeting about what we need to know during the enrollment period for NYC retiree healthcare changes ending October 31. Bring your questions and concerns. To register for the meeting, click HERE.
A video of our Sept. 13 chapter meeting Is available at: