On Saturday, August 15, Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care walked with over 1,000 others to demand an end to the stigma against mental illness and to urge full care and equality in health care for both mental and physical illness.
Walkers responded enthusiastically to the single payer message and some assisted in the distribution of leaflets. Harriette Seiler is pictured with the hot pink flyers which said:
Forward to single payer health care
Insurance coverage for mental and physical illness remains unequal despite promises that health reform would level the playing field. While health care reform helped some, many still find essential drugs and needed care too costly or denied by insurers.
Last year 300 patient advocacy groups protested to Health & Human Services that those with chronic mental and physical 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.