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.
While health care reform helped some, many still find essential drugs too costly or not on the formulary.
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.
KSPH offers free presentations on single payer. Further info: www.kyhealthcare.org www.pnhp.org
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At right, Kay Tillow and Jim Harmer at the MS Walk.