“Fix It” Film Shown in Lexington, Followed by Lively Discussion

 

On Thursday, September 13, Kentuckians for Single Payer

Seated L to R are the members of the discussion panel: Bill Mahan, Senator Reggie Thomas, and Dr. Edgar Lopez. Max Perlin (not in the photo) was also on the panel. Christine Perlin who organized the event is seated at right.
Seated L to R are the members of the discussion panel: Bill Mahan, Senator Reggie Thomas, and Dr. Edgar Lopez. Max Perlin (not in the photo) was also on the panel. Christine Perlin who organized the event is seated at right.

Health Care presented a showing of “Fix It–Health Care at the Tipping Point,” a film that features the human and financial costs of our current health care system and explains how HR 676, national single payer health care legislation, would resolve the crisis.

KSPH will bring this program to your community anywhere in Kentucky.  Just email us at nursenpo@aol.com.

 

 

Those who attended were eager to participate in the discussion, to sign the petition for HR 676, and to project further activities in Lexington on this issue.
Those who attended were eager to participate in the discussion, to sign the petition for HR 676, and to project further activities in Lexington on this issue.

Fix It, Single Payer Movie, a Hit in Bowling Green

20180828_181123On Aug. 28 Charlie Casper, Dr. Barbara Casper, and Dr. Edgar Lopez traveled to Bowling Green to show the film “Fix It.” This 38 minute documentary explains our health care problem, its human and financial cost, and details the single payer solution in HR 676, Expanded and Improved Medicare for All. Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care will bring “Fix It” to your neck of the woods. Just let us know.  602 636 1551. nursenpo@aol.com

Single Payer Popular at Labor Day at the Zoo

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Mike Carrick, Dr. Edgar Lopez, Antonio Wilson, Larry Hovekamp, and Kay Tillow staffed the Single Payer Booth at the Zoo on Labor Day.  Many stopped to talk of health care problems and to sign the petition in support of HR 676, Expanded and Improved Medicare for All.  Enthusiasm is growing for the single payer solution.

Thanks to the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council!

 

Single payer at the Park DuValle Community Health Center Fair

Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care is reaching out, talking to people, and building the movement!

On Saturday, Aug. 4, KSPH staffed a booth at the health fair at the Park DuValle CHC.

Peg Box reports that “there were a lot of tents and many people with families, and we were right next to the band which was good but LOUD.  We even got to watch a demonstration of line dancing.”

Of the people who stopped by our booth “many already were advocates of single payer and had a lot of good things to say and stories to share.”

Peg Box, Charlie Casper, and Dr. Barbara Casper at the Park DuValle Health Fair. Harriette Seiler and Dr. Edgar Lopez also helped. Photo by Edgar Lopez.
Peg Box, Charlie Casper, and Dr. Barbara Casper at the Park DuValle Health Fair. Harriette Seiler, Christine Perlin, and Dr. Edgar Lopez also helped. Photo: Edgar Lopez.

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“In spite of the heat and torrid sun on the asphalt, the crowds were good, and we had many signing the petition,” said Charlie Casper.  “Most were Medicaid recipients.  This event is good exposure for single payer, maybe for just name exposure if nothing else.”

For those who did not know about HR 676, Expanded and Improved Medicare for All, this was their opportunity to learn.

The Park DuValle Community Health Center is federally funded and serves the community filling in the gaps to help those our broken health system abandons.

New Prospects for Single-Payer Activists: Swimming in the Mainstream . . . With Sharks

by Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H and David U. Himmelstein, M.D.

The answers to the attacks on single payer:

  • *Won’t single payer break the bank?
  • *Why not a public option?
  • *Why not the German, Swiss, or Dutch reform keeping private insurers?
  • *Why not incremental reforms; Won’t single payer be too disruptive?

http://www.pnhp.org/slideshow/2017AM/HealthPolicyUpdate001.pdf

Save the Date, Thursday. October. 4, 2018. Margaret Flowers MD to Speak in Louisville

Please save the date for you will not want to miss this!

Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care will host an event:

7 pm, Thursday, October 4, 2018, at Hotel Louisville, 120 W. Broadway, Louisville 40202

Margaret Flowers MD will be the featured speaker.   Dr. Flowers is one of the Baucus 8, the physicians, nurses and others who were arrested in Senator Max Baucus’ Finance Committee Hearing for seeking to get single payer health care on the agenda.

You can see her on Bill Moyers Journal in the video below.

Poor People’s Campaign Demands Health Care and a Healthy Planet

On Monday, June 4, 2018, the Rev. Dr. William Barber joined over 400 Kentuckians in a rally on the Capitol steps in Frankfort to press forward the demand of the Poor People’s Campaign for Health Care and a Healthy Planet.  Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care was pleased to be among the supporters.  That’s Harriette Seiler on the left holding the hot pink single payer sign.
Following the rally, Capitol police barred the way for the group to enter into the Capitol Rotunda.  Here’s some of the news coverage:
The Monday demonstrations will continue leading up to a national events in late June.  Here’s the facebook page for the Kentucky campaign.

Single Payer Health Care is among the objectives of the Poor People’s Campaign. 
June 4, 2018, Rally for Health Care and a Healthy Planet on the Capitol Steps in Frankfort
June 4, 2018, Rally for Health Care and a Healthy Planet on the Capitol Steps in Frankfort

Tom Moffett 1924-2018. We honor Tom for his decades of struggle and inspiration.

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Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care was fortunate to have the participation of Tom Moffett in our meetings and actions since 2004.

He inspired all of us with his view that it is indeed possible to win national single payer health care in the United States.

He constantly encouraged us to reach higher.  And because of him we did, and will continue to do so.

He is pictured with his fist in the air in front of the Humana Building in 2009 as hundreds demanded that Humana end the denial of care.

Below is Tom participating in the sit in at Humana on October 29, 2009.  When he could no longer sit on the floor, he brought the chair to facilitate his ability to be a part of the protest.

Remembering Tom Moffett–listen to previous appearances by Tom on Single Payer Radio here.

We send our concolences to Tom’s family and his Kentucky family of thousands who love him and will remember him forever for his bold and living struggle for racial, economic, gender, and health care justice.

Tom Moffett, Presente!

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