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Dartmouth College

Medicine Grand Rounds - Why We Need Single Payer

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Dartmouth Health Continuing Education for Professionals Home, Medicine Grand Rounds - Why We Need Single Payer, 10/23/2020 8:00:00 AM - 10/23/2023 9:00:00 AM, Dr. Rogers discusses three main purposes for healthcare insurance (to protect finances, have access to care, and to protect personal health) and how our current system is failing in these areas. Because of market forces, current coverage options impede access, choice, benefits, quality and cost while a single payer option would address these challenges. A single payer plan addresses these healthcare issues by not responding to profit motivation, prioritizing primary care, supporting a unified EHR and removing access barriers.

Susan Rogers, MD, FACP
President Elect, Physicians for a National Health Program
Attending Physician, John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County
Assistant Professor, Rush University
Chicago, IL

About our Presenter
Dr. Susan Rogers received her medical degree from the University Of Illinois College Of Medicine and completed her residency at Cook County Hospital, where she served an additional year as Chief Resident. She is a national board member of Physicians for a National Health Program and a past co-president of Health Care for All Illinois. Dr. Rogers is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and a member of the National Medical Association.

Learning Outcome(s)
Participants will be able to discuss the problems that exist with our current healthcare system, the ACA and a public option, and how single payer/Medicare-for-all system can address our current challenges.

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education and the Nursing Continuing Education Council standards set forth by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation, continuing medical education and nursing education activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have been asked to disclose any financial relationship* they have to a commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients). Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given activity.

The following Activity Physician Director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have reported the following financial interest or relationship* with various companies/organizations. The Activity Director and Planning Committee member roles were resolved by altering the individual’s control over content about the products or services of the commercial interest by the Associate Dean for CME and the Department of Medicine Chair. All potential conflict(s) were resolved.

* Kelly Kieffer, MD ~ her spouse is a consultant for OcculoBio. 

* Richard I. Rothstein, MD ~ has research support from Baranova (research grant to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center) and is on the Scientific Advisory Board for Allurion.

Other planning committee member(s), speaker(s), activity director(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for this program report no financial interest or relationship* with any company(ies) or organizations whose product may be germane to the content of their presentations.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Bibliographic Material
See presentation for bibliographic sources to allow for further study.


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