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The American health care system will be examined from a sociological perspective when Debra Street, chairwoman of the sociology department at the University at Buffalo, speaks at the League of Women Voters Lunch & Issues meeting Friday in Scotch and Sirloin Restaurant, 3999 Maple Road at North Bailey Avenue, Amherst.

Street also will touch on the health care outlooks for middle-aged and older Americans and how they compare with those of Canadians at similar stages of life.

The program is open to the public. Guests are welcome. Cost is $16. For reservations and information, call Judy Metzger at 688-2351 or email Sally Metzger at semetz@roadrunner.com.