Acadia Senior College


Rescheduled, Coffee Clash: Moira O'Neill Speaks on Single Payer Healthcare

January 19, 2018

9:00 am

Sips, in Southwest Harbor

Please note:  This event is filled!

Acadia Senior College cancels events for snow days when the MDI schools close for snow/weather  events.  When the school system declares a delay, we will cancel events occurring within the delay time period.

Don't spill your coffee, we are talking about health care. In this conversation we will examine the concept of single payer health care systems. We will consider the feasibility of a single payer for the State of Maine and hear updates about advocacy and legislative efforts to make it happen here and across the country.

Moira O’Neill has been a nurse for over 25 years and practiced across the spectrum of health care environments. She earned her Doctorate and Master's degrees in nursing and public health at Yale University. Moira came to Maine from Connecticut where for 11 years she served as an Assistant Child Advocate for the State of Connecticut overseeing all state-funded services to children, including their access to health care and specialty services. For the past 5 years she has taught public policy, ethics and research methods to undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Currently, Moira is working on a rural nursing work-force development project in Washington County.

Moira serves on the Board of Directors for Maine AllCare, a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy organization with a mission to get the conversation started about a single payer health care system for Maine. 

Note: new this season, in fairness to Sip's wait staff, each patron will be charged $5 and receive a coffee and pastry. (Unless patron is purchasing more than a $5 breakfast.) As always, tips are appropriate.

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Rescheduled, Coffee Clash: Moira O'Neill Speaks on Single Payer Healthcare