JFS to present Dessert and Learn on Dec. 2

Jewish Family Service will present a Dessert and Learn program on Wednesday, December 2, at 1:30 pm, at the Jewish Community Center. The guest speaker will be Ben Kasper, professor emeritus, Broome Community College. Kasper will speak on “What Will Health Care Reform Do To Us?” He will examine whether it is possible to increase access to health care, promote good quality care and control escalating costs.
According to program organizers, the United States is the only industrialized country in the world that does not provide universal health care. More is spent on health care than in any other democracy. Since the U.S. spends the most, one might ask whether the health care is the best in the world. There are approximately 47 million uninsured Americans, with the number growing each month. The life expectancy in the U.S. is less than most industrialized democracies. In terms of the infant mortality rate, the U.S. ranks around 30.
Kasper says, “Universal health care is long overdue. The government is going to mandate that everyone in the U.S. has health insurance.”
There is no charge for the program, as it is being sponsored by a grant from an anonymous donor. For reservations and more information, call Jewish Family Service at 724-2332.