Organizing for Single-Payer Health Care in the Philadelphia Region

Health Care for All Philadelphia is a coalition of health professionals and activists dedicated to achieving a publicly financed, single payer health plan that provides one standard of cost-effective, high quality care for all people.


Now Is The Time – New documentary on Single Payer, Oct. 10

“NOW IS THE TIME” Documentary Film Screening Premiere

Monday, October 10, 2016 – 6:30pm to 9:00pm, 542 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, producers of the “Health Care Movie” have created a brand new documentary that gives us a lot to ponder in these few short weeks leading up to the presidential election:  “Now Is the Time:  Healthcare for Everybody.” The film questions if we are on the right path to affordable, universal health care and makes the case for why we need a single payer health system in America.  Laurie and Terry will be visiting Philadelphia on Oct. 10 for the Philadelphia premiere of their 71-minute film.  Come see this free film, bring your questions and meet these activist filmmakers as they present their new movie at Weavers Way Co-op in Mt. Airy.  

Doors open at 6:30 p.m., the film rolls at 7. Admission is free; all are welcome. Register HERE.

“Six years after President Obama’s landmark health care achievement, our understanding of the triumphs and failures of the Affordable Care Act are clearer. Millions of Americans have gotten private health insurance, but 40% of Americans now have very high deductibles and copayments to wrestle with.  Most private insurers have threatened to leave the individual Marketplace or have asked for 30-50% increases in premiums.  Large federal expenditures are facing Congress as subsidies and Medicaid costs continue to rise.  Health care is still a market commodity and not a public good.”
— Walter Tsou, past president of the American Public Health Association, former health commissioner of Philadelphia, founding member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners and president of Philadelphia Physicians for Social Responsibility

Organizer Name:
The Weavers Way Membership Dept.
Organizer Phone:
215-843-2350 ext. 118
Organizer Email:

542 Carpenter Ln Philadelphia, PA 19119

October 7, 2016 | Leave a Comment

March for Our Lives July 25

There will be several marches at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.  Join us as we support the need for single payer health care in America.  We will be joining March for Our Lives, one of many marches.  Meets at City Hall at 3 PM and we’ll walk the length of Broad Street to the Wells Fargo Center, location of the DNC.  Along the way, we will be holding our signs asking for single payer.

Buses are offered at Buses

Housing is offered at Housing hosts

Other marches that weekend:

July 24 – March for Clean Energy Revolution

July 25 –  11 AM  – March on DNC

July 25 – 3 PM – March for Our Lives 

May 5, 2016 | Leave a Comment

New single payer movie

Businessman Richard Master got sick of double digit increases in his employee’s health insurance premiums and decided to investigate what was behind the rise in health care costs. His conclusion was that America needs a single payer, national health insurance system. His hour long documentary is a superb movie explaining the business case for single payer. If you promise to show the movie, you can get a copy and see the trailer at Fix It: Healthcare at the tipping point

Good stuff.

December 14, 2015 | Leave a Comment

New Location for Health Care for All Philadelphia

We are going to move our general meeting which is open to the public to this Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 7-9 PM at the Friends Center, 1501 Cherry Street, small conf room with Physicians for Social Responsibility. (1st floor, straight back). Hope to see you there.

December 9, 2014 | Leave a Comment