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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Truman School of Public Affairs to Host Monroe-Paine Lecture on Health Care Finance

Feb. 28, 2014

Story Contact(s):
Nathan Hurst, hurstn@missouri.edu, 573-882-6217

WHAT: The University of Missouri Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs will host the Monroe-Paine Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs. Gerald Friedman, a professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, will present, “Missouri and Single Payer: Health Care Finance Beyond the Affordable Care Act.”

Friedman is a frequent consultant for awareness campaigns for single-payer health insurance across the United States and a well-known public speaker on this topic. His teaching and research interests focus on economic history, labor history, labor economics and the history of economic thought. Friedman also has been a regular media correspondent on the international financial crisis. His most recent analysis, which can be seen here, argued that a single-payer national health program would make it possible to provide universal coverage and comprehensive benefits to future generations at a sustainable cost. Friedman earned his doctoral degree in economics at Harvard University and has authored numerous scholarly books and peer-reviewed journal articles.

WHO: Gerald Friedman, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst

WHEN &

WHERE: 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 4

M105 Lester Bryant Auditorium, University Hospital and Clinics – 1st floor

MU campus

NOTE: The Monroe-Paine Distinguished Lecture in Public Affairs was established by a gift from Frederick Middlebush, the 12th president of the University of Missouri, to honor his wife’s parents. The series brings leading policy experts to MU to give public lectures, conduct research seminars, and meet with students and faculty.

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