Health care is talk topic

BAR HARBOR — Retired surgeon Jeff Dunn will speak about health care systems Feb. 22 at Birch Bay Village at an Acadia Senior College Food for Thought talk.

Dunn will discuss the current health care systems in the U.S., explore models for accomplishing universal health care and the impact such models may have on Maine, Medicare and seniors.

“Polls show that health care — or lack of it — is the number one concern of voting Americans, and is responsible for one third of our personal bankruptcies, while private health insurance companies continue to reap billions of dollars in profit every quarter,” event organizers said. “No wonder our leaders are starting to consider expansion of health care to all.”

Dunn is a retired pediatric cardiac surgeon and hospital administrator. He served as Professor of Surgery, and Chief of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery at Temple University and St Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia. He left Temple to become Chief Medical Officer of a large multi-hospital health care system in New Jersey, also serving as president and CEO of one of its hospitals.

Food for Thought is held at Birch Bay Village in Hulls Cove, and is open to the public. The hot buffet lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and costs $12; the lecture runs from noon to 1 p.m. and is free. Reservations, required for either, must be received by noon on Wednesday, Feb 20.

Contact Acadia Senior College at 288-9500 or [email protected].

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