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2020 Medicare for All virtual town hall with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal & additional panelists

Updated: Jun 5, 2021

On August 26, 2020, another statewide Connecticut town hall on Medicare for All took place - in contrast to years before, it was a virtual one, due to the pandemic.

Speakers included:

• U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)

• Wendell Potter, former health insurance executive and founder of Center for Health and Democracy

• Erica Watson, STEM educator and lecturer at Eastern Connecticut State University

• Dr. Mark Stelzner, professor of economics at Connecticut College

• Margaret Dabrowski, a 911 dispatcher and vice president of United Electrical Worker's Connecticut Local 222

• Melinda St. Louis, director of Public Citizen’s Medicare for All campaign

During the virtual Medicare for All town hall, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal spoke out very strongly about his support for a Medicare for All, single payer program and the respective legislation in Congress.

Additional panelists also informed attendees about the incredible deficiencies of the current health care situation, as well as how a Medicare for All single payer program would be a necessary part of the solution to the persistent health care crisis in the United States and Connecticut.

More than 80 attendees on Zoom and more than 1000 viewers on Facebook followed the virtual town hall. A video recording is available on YouTube:

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