Acadia Senior College


Universal Health Care in Maine

February 22, 2019

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Birch Bay Village Inn

The United States remains the only developed country without a form of Universal Health Care. Polls show that healthcare – or lack of it – is the number one concern of voting Americans, and is responsible for one third of our personal bankruptcies. No wonder our leaders are starting to consider expansion of health care to all.

We will explore the impact of our present system, models for accomplishing universal health care coverage, the impact on Maine, and next steps. Specifically, as a group of seniors, we will explore the impact on Medicare and seniors.

The hot buffet at Birch Bay Village in Hulls Cove, begins at 11:30 and costs $12; the lecture is from noon to 1:00.  Reservations are required for either and must be received by noon Wednesday, October 24th.  Contact Acadia Senior College at 288-9500 or email  This event is open to the public.

Jeff Dunn is a retired Pediatric Cardiac Surgeon, and Hospital Administrator. Jeff graduated from Rensselear Polytechnic Institute,  Albany Medical College, and received an MBA from Temple University. He trained in General Surgery and Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Michigan.

He served as Professor of Surgery,  and Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Temple University and St Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia.

Jeff left Temple to become Chief Medical Officer of a large multi-hospital health care system in New Jersey where he also served as president and CEO of one of its hospitals. He was tasked with designing and implementing the transformation of its flagship hospital into the major university teaching hospital for Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Jeff headed a 150 national hospital cooperative effort promoting  quality and safety in the critical care unit and the operating room.

Jeff has served as a Port Warden (Board of trustees) for the Philadelphia Maritime Museum, and President of the Pennsylvania American Heart Association. He recently concluded 2 terms as Trustee for the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor. Jeff and his wife Linda moved full time to MDI in 2015.

Universal Health Care in Maine