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What are the merits of a single-payer health care system? And why should we care?

Those were the questions we naively asked prior to the advent of the Affordable Health Care Act, aka Obamacare. Since then, the language of health care reform has become part of the vernacular.

Tonight, Dr. Steffie Woolhandler will make the case for what she calls Healthcare 2.0, which is also the title of an article she co-wrote for the publication Social Research at The New School in New York.

Woolhandler currently serves as a professor of urban public health at City University of New York. Prior to that, she was a professor of medicine at Harvard, and serves as an honorary fellow at the University of Edinburgh.

She'll discuss her article and elaborate on her vision for a single-payer health care system in the United States. You can check out her presentation at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 2201 Woodlawn Ave., at 7:30 p.m. The event is FREE to the public.