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Event: Election 2020 and Your Health Care: What to Know Before You Vote

Election 2020 and Your Health Care: What to Know Before You Vote

October 7, 2020

6 pm – 7:15 pm

The Health Foundation for Western and Central New York, the League of Women Voters of Buffalo Niagara, and Buffalo Toronto Public Media are collaborating to sponsor a virtual panel event that will help viewers better understand what they should know before they walk into the voting booth this November. Health policy experts from across New York State will take part in the panel to discuss what’s on the table at the federal and state levels when it comes to health care access. 

Register here

Topics covered by the panel will include: 

  • What should voters know about what’s at stake for health care policy in the federal election, and how the outcome could have an impact on their health care?
  • What should we know about health policy at the state level, including Medicaid, the New York Health Act and other options to expand access?
  • What’s not on the table in this election, but should be? Which policy options not supported by either presidential candidate could make a difference for health care access?

Submit questions ahead of time for the Q&A to: info@hfwcny.org 

Moderator: WBFO News Director Dave Debo


  • Elisabeth Benjamin, Vice President of Health Initiatives, Community Service Society of New York 
  • Bill Hammond, Director of Health Policy, Empire Center for Public Policy 
  • Lara Kassel, Coordinator, Medicaid Matters New York
  • Katie Robbins, Director, Campaign for New York Health 
  • Melva D. Visher, Adjunct Professor of Community and School Health, Canisius College