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.
If the ACA is repealed as currently threatened, most of the safety net hospitals like the academic medical centers will be in big trouble. Temple is just one of the major hospitals that could be devastated. The only replacement plan that could improve the impending disaster is single payer, national health insurance.
Come out on Sunday, January 15 to rally for health care, Jan. 15, 1 PM, Temple Hospital, 3401 N Broad St, Philadelphia. Join with PASNAP, Congressman Dwight Evans and others as we defend health care from disastrous cuts.
The next Health Care for All Philly meeting will be AFTER the election on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 7-9 PM. If you want to strategize about what we should be doing next, please come. The meeting will be in the Lucretia Mott Room, Friends Center, 1501 Cherry St, Philadelphia. Free and open to the public.
Don’t forget to VOTE!
Med Students will be gathering at City Hall, Dilworth Park, 6 PM on October 31 with costumes and signs to point out that single payer is a much better treat for health care and the current system with double digit premium hikes is the trick. Put on your costume and join them.
Philadelphia Premiere. Come meet the Producers of this new documentary!!
“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
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542 Carpenter Ln Philadelphia, PA 19119