Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St.
Johnathon Ross, M.D., MPH
New York Times Documentaries presents the story of one man’s hard path to health insurance in the age of the Affordable Care Act.
By Emma Cott, John Woo and Abby Goodnough on Publish Date June 14, 2015.
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Narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, this documentary interviews Canadians and Americans about health care in their countries and examines Canada’s single payer system from the point of view of the patients who use it.
Followed by discussion and Q&A
Additional showings of “The Healthcare Movie”
Wed., August 19, 2015,7pm, Okolona Library
Thur., Sept.10, 2015, 6:30pm-7:45pm, Portland Library
Mon., Oct. 5, 2015, 7pm, St. Matthews Library
Thur., Nov. 12, 2015, 7pm, Shawnee Library
Thur., Dec. 10, 2015, 7pm, Southwest Library
Thur., Jan. 14, 2016, 6:30pm-7:30pm, Western Library
Dr. Kevin Kavanagh, a leading Kentucky advocate for transparency in health-care costs and outcomes, writes in a recent commentary that Medicare-for-all might be the solution to our financing woes.
On Saturday, May 30, 2015, KSPH activists distributed 600 flyers on single payer as they participated in the Louisville MS Walk. The tiny, hot pink leaflet stated:
Forward to single payer health care
Drugs crucial for MS patients, originally costing $8,000 to $11,000, now cost about $60,000 per year.
Last July, 300 patient advocacy groups protested to Health & Human Services that those with chronic illnesses still face barriers to care.
The way forward. A bill in Congress, HR 676, Expanded & Improved Medicare for All, will provide care for everyone under a single payer, publicly funded system. All medically necessary care including dental & drugs will be covered–and you choose your doctor.
No co-pays, no deductibles, no limited networks. No worry about medical bills! Monies now going to corporate profits will be available for care.
We invite you to learn more. Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care meets 1st & 3rd Thursdays each month, 5:30 pm, Board Rm, Mezzanine, Louisville Free Public Library, 301 W. York.
(502) 636-1551 firstname.lastname@example.org
At right, Kay Tillow and Jim Harmer at the MS Walk.
KSPH is planning an event to celebrate Medicare’s 50th Birthday on Thursday. July 30, 2015.
Come to the KSPH meetings and be a part of making it happen! The next meetings are Thursdays, June 4th and June 18th, 5:30 pm, Board Rm on the Mezzanine, Louisville Free Public Library, 301 York St.
At a single payer meeting are (L to R) Jill Harmer, Antonio Wilson, and Harriette Seiler.
On March 5, 2015, Peter Esch, MD, a Louisville PNHP activist, presented Single Payer 101 to University of Louisville Medical Students. Students participated in a lively exchange following the program, and several announced that they were organizing a chapter of Students for a National Health Program (SNaHP).
On March 12, 2015, Ewell Scott, MD, of Morehead, Kentucky, debated single payer health care before an audience of 70 University of Louisville Medical Students.
Dr. Ewell Scott at U of L Debate Dr. Garrett Adams with med student Brandi Jones
You can listen to the debate here.
Welcome to KYHealthCare’s new website! We think it will be a great tool to help get the word out about Single Payer health care news and events in Kentucky. This is a very exciting time to be working for Single Payer. We are making progress every day.
Bookmark and share this site to stay on top of what’s happening. Better yet, join us!
On March 26, 2015, Garrett Adams, M.D., MPH, Associate Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics at The University of Louisville and Past President, Physicians for a National Health Program, presented Grand Rounds at University of Louisville Department of Medicine.
Watch the video by clicking the upper left corner.
Grand Rounds function to share educational information within the medical community. The events are open to the public.
On February 3, 2015, Congressman John Conyers, Jr. of Michigan, pictured below, introduced HR 676, Expanded and Improved Medicare for All, into the 114th Congress. He was joined by 44 initial cosponsors including Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky. Since then four additional representatives have signed on, Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania, Zoe Lofgren of California, Joyce Beatty of Ohio, and Ted Lieu of California bringing the number up to 48.
You can see all the cosponsors of HR 676 here.
You can read HR 676 here.