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Past Event

A Citizen's Guide to Medicare for All

Research shows that as many as 70 percent of Americans want the government to provide universal health-care coverage, yet the idea of affordable health care continues to be a complex, partisan issue. Accessibility is pertinent. Every American interacts with the health-care system at some point in their lives, and improper access is the difference between life and death.

In their new book Medicare for All: A Citizen's Guide, physicians and health-care reform activists Abdul El-Sayed and Micah Johnson look to go beyond partisan talking points to offer a feasible health-care solution. Health care is quite complex, but they say that the solution is simple: affordable, accessible medicine for all. The authors create a no-nonsense guide to health-care accessibility, prioritizing the health of all Americans in our advanced society.

A citizen’s guide to America’s most debated policy, Medicare for All offers a short, realistic roadmap to creating a health-care system for all. Join us as Abdul El-Sayed and Micah Johnson envision a hopeful and accessible future for all Americans.


This is a free-for-members program. Members: Click on the "Buy Tickets" button above to order your tickets, and select the members link on the left side of the page. Your username is the email you used to sign up as a member. You can also request a password reset if needed. Discount will automatically be applied at checkout.

Post-event video will be available at no cost after the event for ticket purchasers and Commonwealth Club members.

Copies of Medicare For All are available for purchase at checkout (U.S. domestic shipping only).

This is an online-only program; you must pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream video.

February 22, 2021

United States

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Abdul El-Sayed
M.D., Former Health Director, City of Detroit; Co-author, Medicare for All: A Citizen's Guide
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Micah Johnson
M.D., Co-author, Medicare for All: A Citizen's Guide
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In Conversation with April Dembosky
Health Correspondent, KQED

11 a.m.–noon (Pacific Time) program