The Economics of Healthcare & Business in Ohio

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Date(s) - Jul 22, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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On July 22, 2016  we held a screening of FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tipping Point, a powerful new documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide to expand support for major healthcare reform. Following the 58-minute film, we held a panel discussion on the cost and impacts of our current healthcare system on businesses and families and the potential for reforms such as a single payer system would offer businesses a more cost effective option and better healthcare for Ohioans.


  • Alice Faryna, M.D.. Dr. Faryna is certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. She has 40 years of experience including private practice, Neighborhood health centers, the VA. Associate professor of Medicine at the Wright State University School of Medicine (now the Boonshoft School of Medicine) for 14 years, and 8 years as Medical Director for Medicare Part B, Ohio and West Virginia.
  • Rick Colby, President of Colby & Company, has successfully managed government affairs programs in Ohio and across the United States. A national expert on the functions of state government, he has over 17 years experience in legislative affairs, government management, health care policy and communications. Mr. Colby has worked in state government in two states: as chief of staff in the New Jersey Department of Health’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman agency and as director of legislative affairs in the Ohio Department of Health, where he developed and managed the agency’s policy and legislation.
  • Bob Krasen of Single-Payer Action Network Ohio (SPAN Ohio). Bob Krasen has been an advocate for Medicare for All since retirement in 2006. His working life spent largely in various roles of human services organizations, including United Cerebral Palsy, American Red Cross Blood Services, Vencare Hospice, and Vision & Vocational Services.  SPAN Ohio is a coalition of individuals and organizations working together to achieve fundamental reform of the health insurance system.
  • We have also invited Ohio Senators Tavares and Skindell , sponsors of S.B. No. 137, the Ohio Health Care Plan to provide universal health care coverage to all Ohio residents.

We invite business owners, managers to join us for an educational conversation on this important issue.

Watch the full 1 hour movie online here.  Or the 40 minute version on YouTube. Then comment below and tell us your business perspective.

Watch the recording of our panel discussion.

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Watch the full 1 hour movie online here.


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