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Panel discussion on universal health care Thursday in Amherst

Learn more about how a "single-payer" healthcare system works during a panel discussion Thursday in Amherst.

Single-payer, also known as "Medicare for all," is a universal health insurance program in which taxes fund essential health care coverage for all citizens.

The discussion presented by the League of Women Voters Buffalo/Niagara begins at 7 p.m. in Harlem Road Community Center, 4255 Harlem Road.

Speakers will be Debra Street, professor and chair of the Sociology Department at University at Buffalo; Kevin Ketchum, attorney, health care organizer and member of the Campaign for New York Health; and Kathleen Grimm, physician and member of the board of directors of Erie County Medical Center.

The program is free and open to all. Attendees are asked to register on the League website,

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