Protect Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security

Come hear Gerald Friedman explain why Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security should not be part of the budget debate in Congress.

On Thursday, July 21, 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Forest Park Library, 380 Belmont Avenue in Springfield, Gerald Friedman, Professor of Economics at UMass Amherst and CPE staff economist, will show why competition and the profit motive are the problem with American health care, not the solution, and why we should be expanding Medicare, to cover more services and more people. These programs provide help to people—young AND old. They serve as excellent models of what good government can do.  Most of all, they don’t add a single penny to the deficit, and therefore, should not be part of the debate.