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Steve Auerbach, a pediatrician, will speak in Chapel Hill and Durham Friday and Saturday about health for the 99 percent.

Dr. Auerbach helped organize the activist group “Healthcare for the 99 percent” as part of the Occupy Wall Street in New York. He is also a leader of Physicians for National Health Program.

Auerbach will talk about how extreme economic and social inequalities affect health. He will also touch on the affects of private insurance companies on the nation’s health and economy.

The doctor will also discuss how he thinks a single-payer health system is a key remedy to these problems.

He will also participate in local Occupy activities.

Photo opportunities will be available before, during and after the doctor’s talks, which will take place on campus from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. The event will be followed by a 5 p.m. walk to Occupy Chapel Hill and teach-in at Peace and Justice Plaza.

Auerbach’s speech will take place at Alumni Hall, Room 207.

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