Conversations on Single Payer: Harriette Seiler, Tom Moffett, Charlie Casper, Dr. Barbara Casper

 

Tom Moffett at Hands Across Louisville
Tom Moffett at Hands Across Louisville
Dr. Barbara Casper speaks at the Sidewalk Town Hall in front of Senator McConnell's Office
Dr. Barbara Casper speaks at the Sidewalk Town Hall in front of Senator McConnell’s Office

 

 

 

Listen to Harriette Seiler and Tom Moffett, Charlie Casper and Dr. Barbara Casper speak on single payer health care here.  This was originally broadcast on Forward Radio, Louisville, 106.5 FM where Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care has a program on Wednesdays at 5 pm, Thursdays at 9 am, and Fridays at 7 am.

Hugs & High 5’s for Single Payer in St. Pat’s Parade

On Saturday, March 10, 2018, Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care
Even Elvis joined the single payer contingent.
Even Elvis joined the single payer contingent.
marched in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade where thousands lined Bardstown Road.

Harriette Seiler reports:  “Great response from the crowd–high fives and hugs and “bless you!” 

We had printed up 1,400 flyers, and we passed all of them out before the end of the parade.
Even Elvis joined us to have his picture taken.
Thanks to all who braved the difficult parking and made the long walk to carry the message.
Larry Hovekamp, Dr. Edgar Lopez, Dr. Peter Esch, Charlie Casper, Dr. Garrett Adams, Harriette Seiler, and Lane Adams lead the way.
Larry Hovekamp, Dr. Edgar Lopez, Dr. Peter Esch, Charlie Casper, Dr. Garrett Adams, Harriette Seiler, and Lane Adams lead the way.
Harriette Seiler and Antonio Wilson donned their green derby hats
Harriette Seiler and Antonio Wilson donned their green derby hats
Christine and Michael Perlin were dressed for the occasion.
Christine and Michael Perlin were dressed for the occasion.

Hear Christine Perlin and Don Feeney, DMD, on Single Payer Radio

Single Payer on Forward Radio:  Wednesdays 5pm, Thursdays 9 am, Fridays 7am.  Listen in on 106.5 FM in the Louisville region.

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The Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care booth at Labor Day at the Zoo.
The Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care booth at Labor Day at the Zoo.

A conversation on single payer with activist Christine Perlin, a teacher and a member of the Steering Committee of KSPH.

Single Payer Radio talks with Louisville dentist Don Feeney, DMD, about the Medicaid waiver that threatens to remove coverage from many Kentuckians.

 

KSPH is grateful to Mark McKinley who recruits the speakers, interviews them, and puts the programs up on the cloud.

If you would like to tell your health care story on the radio, please contact him at MarkJMcKinley@gmail.com

https://forwardradio.org/

Rep. Jim Wayne, Dr. Garrett Adams, Harriette Seiler on Forward Radio 106.5 FM

Single Payer on Forward Radio in Louisville:  Wednesdays 5pm, Thursdays 9 am, Fridays 7am

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State Representative Jim Wayne discusses health care policies.

Harriette Seiler gives an update on health news, plus part 2 of the Community Health Forum in McMinnville, Tennessee with Dr. Garrett Adams.

Kay Tillow on single payer and union support, plus voices from a health care rally

Mark McKinley interviews Charlie Clephas, former president of the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council
Mark McKinley interviews Charlie Clephas, former president of the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council

KSPH is grateful to the multi-talented, hard working Mark McKinley who handles the recording studio, recruits the speakers, does the interviews, and puts them up on the cloud.

If you would like to tell your health care story on the radio, please contact him at MarkJMcKinley@gmail.com

https://forwardradio.org/

UofL students speak of organizing for single payer and against racism.

Jill Harmer at a health care rally in Pikeville
Jill Harmer at a health care rally in Pikeville

Sarah Parker and Karen Udoh, University of Louisville students, speak of organizing on campus for single payer and against racism. Both of them will be entering UofL Medical School in the fall.

At about 24 minutes into the program, you will hear a McMinnville, Tennessee, NPR health care forum featuring Dr. Garrett Adams and others.

Listen here.

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)

king day 2013 004“Of all the forms of inequality,

injustice in health care

is the most shocking and

inhuman.”

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., March 25, 1966


Scotty Pulliam, former President of IBEW Local 369, led Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care participation in the 2014 MLK Parade in Louisville.

Yet 48 years after Dr. King spoke those words, our country still suffers over 83,000 excess deaths each year among African Americans–deaths that would not happen if there were equality.

Our country’s health system leaves tens of millions of all colors without health insurance or with insurance so skimpy they cannot afford to use it.

Now, under the guise of solving the deficit problem, there is a relentless attack on Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid, the programs our nation won through the struggles of the 30s and of the civil rights era.

The Solution:  Expanded and Improved Medicare for All, HR 676

The good news is that there is a solution. Congressman John Conyers, Jr. (D MI), the sponsor of the bill that made Dr. King’s Birthday a national holiday, has introduced into the Congress HR 676, The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act.

This single payer legislation would divert hundreds of billions of dollars annually from profits and waste generated by the private health insurance industry into good care for everyone. Care would be expanded to all and costs brought under control.

Doctors would be freed from insurance industry interference with care. Patients would be freed to choose their physicians. Dental, eyeglasses, hearing aids, prescription drugs, long term care, doctors, hospitals, home health, mental health—all medically necessary care would be included.

Co-pays and deductibles would be banned ending today’s growing problem that health insurance policies are so miserly that even the insured forgo care because they can’t afford it. All of us would be respected as “covered” patients, ending the flight of hospitals and physicians from our neighborhoods to wealthy areas.

Medicare is not the problem. It operates with less than two percent overhead. The healthcare crisis actually stems from the bloated costs of the private world of insurance companies. Under HR 676, those for-profit companies would be removed, allowing us to improve care and include everyone.

In 2011, Bill Clinton said that we could save $1 trillion a year if we adopted the health care system of any of the other developed countries in the world. All of those countries have universal health care under a single payer type of publicly funded program. No more stewing over the deficit!

The passage of HR 676 would save Medicare, end the uncontrolled, gargantuan rise in health care costs, ease the deficit pressure, and actually bring universal health care to the nation.

So why are we even debating cuts to Medicare, Social Security, and Medicaid when the solution is at hand that would bring us both better care and cost controls? HR 676, an improved Medicare for All, is sitting in the Congress, awaiting the rising of a movement that will insist upon its passage.

As Dr. King said, “The time is always right to do what is right.”


A free program for your church or other organization on single payer is available from Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care (502) 636-1551, nursenpo@aol.com.

Help spread the message throughout Kentucky

Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care welcomes your end of year contributions to our non-profit organization.

Your donation will help us to broaden the campaign to bring the improved MedicaDSCN4010re for All message to all Kentuckians.

Please make out checks to PNHP-KY and mail them to:

 

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Louisville, KY 40217

 

Pictured at right is single payer advocate Tom Moffett participating in the Hands Across Louisville event.  KSPH works to achieve a presence in communities in Louisville and across the state.