Monday, December 7, 2009

Thurs, 12/17: Health Care Panel

A People's Guide to the Healthcare Debate


7:30 pm,Thurs, Dec 17th
Spontaneous Celebrations
45 Danforth Street
Jamaica Plain, MA
(Stony Brook T Stop)


A majority of people in this country support public universal healthcare. Yet no such plan has been discussed in Congress. These proposals have been shut out of the discussion and shot down as 'unrealistic' in favor of plans which preserve the place of the very healthcare corporations which have profited from denying people care and rejecting claims.

As Massachusetts residents, we know firsthand that congressional proposals mandating people to buy inferior coverage doesn’t work. Even worse, the latest federal plans include provisions that would drastically restrict abortion access & make cuts to Medicare. We need a single-payer system that covers everyone, including all of their healthcare needs.

Featuring:

Dr. Steffie Woolhandler, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Plan
Erin Kate Ryan, director of outreach for Eastern Massachusetts Abortion Fund

Join with this panel of activists to discuss how we got here, why we need a publicly funded single-payer system, and what it will take to win it.

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