Action Alert: Single Payer Events

February 2009

February 4, New York City

PHIMG Book Discussion — Ten Excellent Reasons for National Healthcare

The Private Health Insurance Must Go! Coalition is hosting a discussion on the recently released book “Ten Excellent Reasons for National Healthcare” with co-editor Dr. Mary O’Brien.

When: 7:30 pm
Where: 25 W. 43rd Street, 18th Floor
More information at www.phimg.org

February 7, Houston, TX

Health Reform: An Opportunity to Address Economy, Health and Equity

The goals of the workshop are to summarize health insurance problems, debunk myths about national health insurance, and to promote civic participation. At the end of the workshop, participants should be able to describe the basics of health care reform, advocate the “Single-Payer” proposal and identify action strategies to bring about sustainable changes in our health care system.

When: 9am to 1pm
Where: Covenant Baptist Church at 4949 Caroline Street, Houston, TX 77004
More Info: Visit www.healthcareforalltexas.org

February 7th, Boston, MA

Health Care Reform in 2009: The Massachusetts Model vs. Single Payer

Featured speakers:
Benjamin Day–Executive Director, Mass-Care
David Himmelstein, MD–Chief of the Division of Social and Community Medicine, Cambridge Hospital
Deborah Richter, MD–Former president, Physicians for a National Health Program
Steffie Woolhandler, MD, MPH–Associate Professor of Medicine, HMS

When: 10am to 2pm
Where: Harvard Medical School, Tosteson Medical Education Center, Rm 227, 260 Longwood Ave., Boston MA
More Info: www.MassCare.org.

February 8, 2009, Tallahassee, FL

Healthcare for Every American Public Forum
Discussing HR 676 with Kenneth Brummel-Smith, MD, Professor & Chair, Department of Geriatrics Florida State University College of Medicine

When: Sun. February 8th
Time: 2:00 – 4:00
Where: LeRoy Collins Leon County Public Library
200 W. Park Avenue
Tallahassee, FL 32301

For detailed information, please contact Almena Pettit at: binque@comcast.net

February 12, 2009

Happy President’s Day! National Call-In Day to Congress and President Obama

The Leadership Conference for Guaranteed Healthcare will be sponsoring a nationwide Call-In Day for HR 676. Help us reach our members of Congress to sign on as cosponsors and support the work for single-payer national health care. More details to come!

More Info: Visit www.guaranteedhealthcare4all.org

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