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Since 1987, Physicians for a National Health Program has advocated for reform in the U.S. health care system. A large part of our work involves educating health professionals, and others, about the benefits of a single-payer system - including fewer administrative costs and providing comprehensive health insurance for all residents of the United States.



PNHPWW August 15th Monthly Meeting

"Community House Calls/Interpreter Services Harborview Medical Center"

For our August 15th meeting were privileged to have four members of the the Community House Calls/Interpreter Services program at Harborview Medical Center tells us about this very valuable program and lead the discussion. Lea Ann Miyagawa - MN. RN, Nurse Manager, and three Cultural Mediator team members - Salma Musa (Somalian), Kim Lundgreen (Vietnamese) and Jose Mayorga (Spanish) presented brief cases illustrating how they facilitate underserved patients to interact with and overcome barriers to health care.  

You can watch this very informative and moving video on YouTube - https://youtu.be/V_LQf-fqmyw

(the meeting was live-streamed to the internet. If you were unsuccessful in linking up let us know. If you watched, please let us know about the audio & video quality so we may improve on the technology)


Introductions – Sherry Weinberg, President PNHPWW - 16 attending

Coordinator’s Report– David McLanahan, Coordinator, PNHPWW
Email list – 1182
Web Site - July 2018 – 1557 unique visitors

Past Events
July 28th - Health Care for All - WA Gala and Auction - Speakers Pramila Jayapal, Adam Smith, David Frockt
August 14th - HCHR-WA Meeting -  discussion on recent primary results, upcoming legislative district candidate forums, & HCHR-WA FaceBook page and web site communications

Future Events
September 11th - HCHR-WA Meeting  4:00pm Washington State Labor Council office, 16th Ave & S. Jackson. - discussion on upcoming legislative district candidate forums
September 19th - PNHPWW Monthly Meeting - 7:30pm, Swedish Cherry Hill, SECC, Rm C - Program – Kip Sullivan, (via internet from Minnesota) – “Updating HR 676 and S1804 - Keeping Single Payer in 'Medicare for All'”
November 9 - 11th - PNHP Annual Meeting - San Diego



PNHPWW June 20th Monthly Meeting

"The State-Based Universal Health Care Act"


Rachel described HR 6097 and led the discussion. David Loud, Jim McDermott's staff who worked on  similar bill & helped with HR 6097 also lent his expertise to the discussion. After Representative Pramila Jayapal was elected, she selected Rachel to be her CD7 District Director.

HR 6097 facilitates states to combine several federal health care funding streams if the state offers a comprehensive universal health care plan that guarantees all residents of their state are covered. The benefits provided by states have to be equal or greater than what beneficiaries receive now. 

This bill is opposed by some single payer advocates supporting National Improved Medicare for All (HR 676) but not state universal plans for reasons discussed during the meeting. You can watch the meeting on the PNHPWW YouTube channel 

Links here to full text of the billanda letter to Rep. Jayapal's colleagues, section-by-section summary and FAQ's



PNHPWW May 24th Meeting

"Moving Toward Single Payer"
Community Town Hall


The regular PNHPWW May Monthly Meeting was held in conjunction with a Town Hall programmed and sponsored by the Students for a National Health Program - UW Chapter (SNaHP-UW) and co-sponsored by PNHPWW and Health Care for All - WA.

Panelists:
1) Aaron Katz, MPH, School of Public Health; 2) David McLanahan, MD, Co-founder and Coordinator of PNHPWW; 3) Anirban Basu, PhD, UW Professor of Health Economics;  4)  Bevin McLeod, the Healthcare for All-WA Program Director; 5) Christopher Wong, MD UW Medical Center or Harborview

You can watch the forum here on YouTube


Past Events:
April 24th - Moving Toward Single-Payer Community Forum - sponsored by SNaHP-UW, co-sponsored by PNHPW see video here
June 6th - Meet and Greet with candidates for CD8, State Senate & House LD's 5th, 41st, 48th - Sponsored by Health Care for All - WA

Future Events:

June 19th - Health Care is a Human Right - WA Meeting - 4-5:30pm, WSLC office, 16th Ave & S. Jackson, Discussion to finalize candidate forum details. in the following cities: Wenatchee (8th CD), Spokane (5th CD), Vancouver (3rd CD), Issaquah (8th CD), and Auburn (8th CD), in the months of July, August, and September.
June 20th - PNHPWW May Monthly Meeting - 7:30pm - Swedish/Cherry Hill, SECC Rm A.
June 22nd - "Dare to Dream" movie showing & discussion - 6:30pm, WSLC Office, 16th Ave South & S. Jackson. Sponsored by Seattle-Cuba Friendship Committee and US Women & Cuba Collaboration. Film documents US students studying at the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana. Fundraiser for Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba this July. Speakers - John Waller, National Coordinator for the Caravan, and two previous participants. man Blvw, Issaquah - RSVP
June 19th - Health Care is a Human Right - WA Meeting - 4-5:30pm, WSLC office, 16th Ave & S. Jackson, Discussion to finalize candidate forum details.
June 20th - PNHPWW May Monthly Meeting - 7:30pm - Swedish/Cherry Hill, SECC Rm A. program TBD
June 22nd - "Dare to Dream" movie showing & discussion - 6:30pm, WSLC office, 16th Ave & S. Jackson. Documents US students the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana. Fundraiser for the Pastors for Peace Caravan to Cuba this July. Speakers John Waller, National Coordinator for Caravan and two previous participants. FLYER
June 26th, 7:00pm - United for Single Payer Meeting - Swedish/Cherry Hill, SECC Rm A




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PNHPWW April 18th Meeting


"Homelessness and Healthcare"

Jacqueline Martin and George Sidwell
Vendors, Real Change Newspaper

We were privileged to hear from Jacqueline Martin and George Sidwell, formerly homeless Real Changevendors. They described their experiences about the real issues and obstacles facing people who are homeless, how difficult it is, even for very sympathetic people who want to help, to understand their day-to-day-day struggles - including maintaining health and getting care from consistent and caring providers.

Watch this informative and moving meeting on YouTube - https://youtu.be/uQGN5_C3bhk


April 24th Special Meeting

State and National Strategies
for Health Care for All


Margaret Flowers, Kevin Zeese
Erin Georgen

We had a great meeting on state and national health care for all strategies sponsored by PNHPWW, United for Single Payer, and Whole Washington. We brought in Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese for the national perspective and Erin Georgen of Whole Washington for the state legislation perspective.

Though the YouTube video ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlIBzLhpbzw&t=329s ) is 100 minutes, it is very useful and worth watching in its entirety as we move ahead inn 2018.

This was our first use of the Zoom platform that worked vey well for the first time out. We will use it for our regular monthly meetings so that others,  local across the state, not able to be at the meeting can participate.





PNHPWW March 21st Meeting

"The I-1600 Initiative Campaign"

Georgia Davenport
Interim Campaign Director, Whole Washington

Georgia Davenport of the Whole Washington organization talked about their campaign to pass a ballot initiative Initiative I-1600 that would create the Whole Washington Health Care Trust that would run a new universal health care program, housed within the state Department of Health.

Laura Fielding of Red Berets for Medicare talked about plans for an event in Wright Park in Tacoma on May 6th, National Nurses Day,including a March for Medicare. They are looking for nationally prominent speakers. They have the park from 10am - 6pm. Opportunity for PNHPWW to have a speaker and table.

Watch the meeting on YouTube - 
https://youtu.be/I9CBFt_6VDk?


Senate and House Testimony on State "Single Payer" bills



Jan 16th - PNHPWW President Sherry Weinberg testifies for Senate Hearing on SB5701 - The Apple Care Trust
To watch hearing click here (Starts at 40:30, ends at 1:15:37)

Jan 18th - WA Senate Health Care Committee Hearings on Single Payer bills - SB5957 and SB5747
, similar to the House Bill "The Washington Health Security Trust"
To watch SB 5957 hearing click here (Starts at 47:39, ends at 1:10:00)
To watch SB 5747 hearing click here (Starts at 0:20, ends at 06:26; restarts at 1:00:10, ends at 1:10:00)

Feb 27th - PNHPWW Coordinator David McLanahan testifies for House Health and Wellness Committee Hearings on Single Payer bill -
HB 1026 - "The Washington Health Security Trust" - To watch HB 1026 hearing click here (Starts at 00:00, ends at 20:20). Also testimony by Bevin McLeod, Program Director, HCHA-WA (8:18 - 19:20) and Kathryn Landowsky of Whole Washington (19:20 - 20:20)




PNHPWW February 21st Meeting

"Organizing to Win"

Speaker & discussion leader - Jonathan Knapp, Past President of the Seattle Education Association
gave a great presentation on developing leadership in progressive organizations.
A video of the meeting is available here.
Jonathan's Powerpoint slides are available here.


PNHPWW January 17th Meeting

"Big Pharma: Market Failure"


Discussion Leader - Ronnie Shure
BS Pharmacy, Board Member of HCFA-WA and PSARA
 

This documentary film explores the problem of extreme drug prices in the US and how drug costsimpacts on the public, on businesses and the overall US economy. It makes an effective business case for realizable change, digging deeply to answer key questions. You can watch the film by clicking here - https://fixithealthcare.com/big-pharma-movie/?

"Big Pharma" was produced by Richard Master, the producer of "Fix It: Health Care at the Tipping Point."

We were fortunate to have pharmacist Ronnie Shure with us to comment on the film and lead the discussion.



PNHPWW December 20 Meeting

"Dare to Dream"
US Medical Students Training in Cuba

Sponsored by PNHPWW & Seattle Cuba Friendship Committee

"Dare to Dream" is a 30 minute film that tells the story of  the Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM) in Havana, Cuba, the largest medical school in the world.


Discussion Leader - Xochitl Garcia, MD
Graduate Latin American School of Medicine (ELAM)

 

Considering the continuing bad news at the about the current state and future threats to our health care system, it was very nice to hear some good news about an influx of dedicated, socially conscious physicians who work for health care for all.



PNHPWW November 15 Meeting



Report on PNHP Annual Meeting in Atlanta

At this meeting PNHPWW and SNaHP-UW members who attended discussed their impressions of the weekend and gave reports on the high points of the workshops they attended.

There were 12 workshops, some ad hoc sessions, and lunch and dinner speakers as listed below. It was not really possible to review all of these during our PNHPWW meeting, but most of these had slideshows or handouts that are worth reviewing closely. You can download for off-line access here.

PNHPWW November Meeting - Monthly Report - PDF Word.doc





PNHPWW Annual Public Meeting Weekend


The PNHPWW APM weekend events got high marks from the attendees. If you were unable to be there for the Saturday evening meeting at Kane Hall, you will appreciate the energy and enthusiasm generated by watching video of speakers George Lakey and Carol Paris, MD, PNHP President, and the panel discussion that included John Geyman, MD.  You can watch the event from start to finish including the greeting by Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and the awarding of the John Geyman Health Justice Advocate Award to Don Mitchell, MD, Past-President of PNHPWW.

There is also a video of the Saturday morning radio interview of George Lakey by Mike McCormick of KEXP's "Mind Over Matters" that highlights George's remarkable history leading to lifelong commitment to nonviolent resistance as a proven, winning strategy for achieving social justice.

The takeaways from the weekend were the importance of building a "movement of movements" and having a strategy for going on the offense at this remarkable point in our nation's history.

The single payer activism workshop led by George and Bill Moyer of the Backbone Campaign attracted 30 participants. The spirit and energy in the room were palpable. Fortunately, video of the workshop will be available after editing is complete.

Special thanks to Mike McCormick of KEXP radio and his talkingsticktv.com for creating the media that will be available to others in our state and across the country.


 


 

Other News:

Still working to make our PNHPWW social media more useful. Please submit/share important info, articles, events to/on our Facebook site - https://www.facebook.com/pnhpww

PNHPWW YouTube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCx_TkWg9tFnCKGnO9F-iEeQ -

National single payer coalitions:

1) HOPE - Health Over Profit for Everyonehttp://healthoverprofit.org; Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/HealthOverProfit.org/; Twitter - https://twitter.com/H_O_P4E
Launched Feb 1st. focused on organizing for national SP legislation HR676. Initiated by Margaret Flowers, Kevin Zeese and others. Website with valuable information about advocacy and events. Holds regular national conference calls at 9 pm Eastern/6 pm Pacific. These calls are open to everyone, but you must register to receive a number.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE CALL.

These calls will provide political updates, educate about National Improved Medicare for All, discuss strategy and plan actions to change the political culture in the United States so that NIMA is the only politically viable solution.

2) Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare - launched on 1-26-17 by Healthcare-Now! – “a fight back coalition that will carry out a nationally-coordinated, large-scale and militant campaign to fight for single-payer healthcare”. https://campaignforguaranteedhealthcare.org



Whole Washington
 is new single-payer organization in WA. It is “a grassroots coalition of healthcare profeDescription: escription: Macintosh HD:Users:davidmclanahan:Desktop:15740792_348620255523521_4391742141953985974_n.pngssionals, activists and organizers with a common belief that healthcare is a human right, and Washington should be doing more to provide the best level of care to all residents.” It is working on a ballot initiative to bring single-payer healthcare to Washington State. For info - https://wholewashington.org
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/WholeWashington/



There are 15 Annual PNHP Meeting slideshows of the plenary presentations and workshops that you can review and use the information for local activities, presentations, LTE’s etc. You can see the list of slideshow topics with links to them by clicking here.

Suggested Reading : Health Reform in the Trump Era: A Big Step Back, But Possibilities for Bigger Steps Forward – Woolhandler and Himmelstein , Nov 16, 2016.



"Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point"

This powerful documentary that takes a look at how our health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians, and negatively impacting on the nation's health while remaining unaffordable for a third of US residents.

Film producer Richard Master, founder and owner of MCS industries, produced the film. He faces relentless annual cost increases to provide health insurance for his employees. "Fix It" is a result of his journey to find a solution to the dysfunctional US healthcare system.

You can watch the full movie for free here





Recent Literature of Note


10-Point Plan to Stop Trump and Make Gains in Justice and Equality
(word - PDF) - George Lakey

Rand Study - "A Comprehensive Assessment of Four Options for Financing Health Care Delivery in Oregon" - PDF

Washington Post article by PNHP’s Himmelstein and Woolhandler -  “Repealing the Affordable Care Act will kill more than 43,000 people annually - The impact of Republicans' war on Obamacare is likely to be worse than anyone expects”

The Public Option is Back - 
Don McCanne's Comments - Sept 16, 2016

Structural Racism and Supporting Black Lives — The Role of Health Professionals 
-  NEJM, October 12, 2016

Affordable Care Act: imploding and beyond repair - John Geyman. MD - The Hill, Oct 21, 2016



Physicians Proposal Released

The updated Physicans Proposal was released May 5th via the American Journal of Public Health. Several PNHP leaders were involved in the writing. More than 2,200 physicians have endorsed it so far, including 111 in Washington State. You can download the PNHP press release here The full text is available here and PNHP has released a Summary and Fact Sheet.

Statement by Steffie Woolhandler, M.D., M.P.H., on Physicians’ Proposal for Single-Payer Health Care, May 5, 2016

Long before Senator Sanders’ entered the presidential race, my colleagues and I – Dr. Gaffney, Dr. David Himmelstein, and Dr. Marcia Angell (the former editor-in-chief of the New England Journal of Medicine) – convened a blue ribbon panel of doctors to develop a plan that would fix the glaring problems that our patients continue to face despite the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Twenty-seven million Americans are still uninsured and that number is not expected to fall. Tens of millions with insurance face sky-high copayments and deductibles that would bankrupt them if they were seriously ill. And many more have narrow network plans that won’t cover care at top cancer hospitals or academic medical centers – even when they offer the best option for life saving care.

Meanwhile, profit-driven insurers and hospital chains increasingly dominate health care. And insurers’ growing demands for documentation wastes doctors and nurses time, and saps their morale. While these trends predated the ACA, the law fueled merger- mania, and added bureaucratic complexity and cost.

The alternative we developed (which has been endorsed by more than 2,200 physician colleagues) calls for radical change; a single-payer national health program.

Our plan would cover everyone for all medically necessary care, without copayments or deductibles. And it would guarantee Americans the right to choose any doctor or hospital.

Our nation can readily afford this if we replace today’s wasteful patchwork of insurance plans with a streamlined single-payer system. My colleagues and I have documented the enormous bureaucratic costs of the current system in research published in the most respected medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, the JAMA, The American Journal of Public Health and Health Affairs.

Today, private insurers take 12.3 percent of total premiums for their overhead; only 88 cents of every premium dollar reaches a doctor, hospital or pharmacy. And insurers inflict massive paperwork on doctors and hospitals, forcing them to spend one- quarter of their total revenues on billing and administration.

In contrast, insurance overhead is only 1.8 percent in Canada’s single-payer system, about the same as overhead in Medicare. And Canadian hospitals have administrative costs less than half those of their U.S. counterparts. That’s because Canadian hospitals are paid annual global budgets, like fire departments, instead of billing separately for each Band-Aid and aspirin tablet. And billing is simple and inexpensive for Canadian physicians.

Overall, a single payer would save between $400 billion and $500 billion annually by trimming administrative spending to Canadian levels. Moreover, as in other nations, the single payer could use its purchasing power to lower drug prices, saving tens of billions more each year. These savings could fully cover the new costs of the coverage expansions we propose, a conclusion in keeping with past estimates by the Government Accountability Office, the Congressional Budget Office, and private consulting groups (including one owned by UnitedHealthcare).

We have the resources needed to provide excellent care for all Americans; an abundance of hospitals and sophisticated equipment; superbly trained doctors and nurses; prodigious research output; and generous health care funding. Yet only thoroughgoing reform can realize the healing potential that is currently thwarted by our dysfunctional health care financing system.

Dr. Woolhandler is an internist in the Bronx, a professor of public health at the City University of New York at Hunter College, and a lecturer in medicine at Harvard Medical School, where she previously served as a professor of medicine. She co-founded Physicians for a National Health Program, a nonpartisan organization that advocates single-payer reform.







New Students for a National Health Program at University of Washington


 

Students for a National Health Program at the University of Washington (SNaHP-UW) brings the movement for universal healthcare through a national single-payer system to campus. SNaHP-UW seeks to educate and organize undergraduate and graduate students from health science, law, economics, political science, and beyond to add their voices to the growing chorus of healthcare professionals and students calling for healthcare for all.

The chapter's web page describes coming events

 



Video on Single Payer for Washington State

PNHPWW member Mark Hickling has produced a 12 minute video describing the US health care system and those of other developed nations in a down-to-earth way that we can use in our advocacy with friends and family. This video is great for opening a meeting or houseparty.

You can watch this on YouTube by clicking here or on the photo. If you'd like a DVD copy ($5 for materials and postage), send a request here.


Click to watch new short single payer video for Washington State


John Geymajohnn, MD, is Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. He has spent 25 years in academic family medicine. He is Past President of Physicians for National Health Program (PNHP) and a PNHPWW Board member. John has now written 12 books that are indespensible for understanding the roots of our health care crisis, its current condition, and what must be done to achieve a just and sustainable replacement.

Just at the right time! John's new book looks at how, over the last 60 years, our health care system got to be where it is now - how it changed from a system devoted to patient care to one devoted to maximizing revenues. It then compares the three basic alternatives for health care reform currently being debated.

The book can be ordered from Copernicus Healthcare via Amazon here


John's previous books:
The Human Face of Obamacare
- Promises vs. Reality and What Comes Next

How Obamacare is Unsustainable - Why we need a Single-Payer Solution for All Americans
documents where the ACA fails and the fix we need.

Health Care Wars - How Market Ideology and Corporate Power Are Killing Amercians
examines how our market-based system benefits the 1% at the grave expense and suffering of the 99%.

"Breaking Point - How the Primary Care Crisis Endangers the Lives of Americans"
documents the crisis in primary care in the US and what we must do about it.

John's Web Site


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Opinion and Information

"Fixing Obamacare: Move to Single Payer" - Joe Martin - Seattle Times LTE - 4-2-15
“What Happened in Vermont: Implications of the Pullback from Single Payer”
- Steffie Woolhandler, MD, and David Himmelstein, MD, -Jan, 2015
“Lesson On The Struggle For Health Care As A Human Right: What happened in Vermont where a so-called single payer proposal died?”- Margaret Flowers, MD, in Populare Resistance, Jan 2015
Backgrounder on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Healthcare - Margaret Flowers, MD
Stephen Kemble, MD - The Business Case for Single Payer - March, 2014 Powerpoint
Dr. Arnold Relman, Outspoken Medical Editor, dies at 91"
- New York Times obituary
Health Care for All Oregon Speakers Resources -
Powerpoints, Tips, References, Logistics, Friedman & other videos
Why Oncologists Should Support Singe-Payer National Healthy Insurance -
Ray E. Dragon, MD and Lawrence H. Einhorn, MD
10 Things Unions Need to Look Out for When Bargaining Under Obamacare -
Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare
A Perspective on the Relationship between State and National Single Payer Work.doc - Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein- PDF
Obstacles to State Based Reform: Vermont - slideshow - Dr. Marvin Malek
Immigrants and the Human Right to Health Care
- National Economics and Social Rights Initiative
People of Color and the Human Right to Health Care
- National Economics and Social Rights Initiative
Women and the Human Right to Health Care
- National Economics and Social Rights Initiative
Obamacare and the New Deal
- Michael Lind, Comment Don McCanne
What Kind of a Problem is the ACA Rollout for Liberalism
- Michael Konczal
Strategy and Creativity for Grassroots Power (video)
- Bill Moyer, Backbone Campaign
A close look at ACA Exchanges
-Paul Criag Roberts
Funding HR 676: The Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act - How we can afford a national single-payer plan
- Gerald Friedman, Phd
Peter Bohmer's notes on Social Movements - Word.doc - PDF
Roadmap to State Single Payer - Public Citizen
ACA vs Single Payer - Accessibility, Affordability, Cost Control -
PNHPWW
Real Danger of Obamacare: Insurance Company Takeover of Medicine - Nomi Prins
Some thoughts on What's Ahead - Drs. Steffie Woolhandler and David Himmelstein
It's Time for Single Payer
- Dr. James C. Mitchiner
Will Pay for Performance Backfire?; Insights from Behavioral Economics - Woolhandler and Ariely
Medicare Overpayments to Private Plans, 1985 - 2012
- Hellander. Woolhandler, Himmelstein
The Nuts and Bolts of Medicare Premium Support Proposals
- Kaiser Foundation
Committee Responsibilities
- Health Care for All Oregon
Minnesota Single Payer Economic Study
- The Lewin Group
Funding a National Single-Payer System - Gerald Friedman - Prof Economics, U. of Massachusetts-Amherst
"Occupy" and US Health Care - Dr. Mary Obrien
The Wyden-Ryan Plan: Deja-vu All Over Again
- Uwe Reinhart
Sustaining the Movement for the 99%
- Steering Committee of the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer
A Difficult Pill to Swallow
- Margaret Flowers, MD
Privatize Medicare? No Thanks! - Dr. James Mitchner
Why won't Corporate America Support Single Payer Medicare for All - Mark Dudzic
Ryan turns Knife on Medicare, Medicaid - Dr. Margaret Flowers
Pay Much Attention to the Insurers Behind the Curtain - Wendell Potter
Medicare for All is the Solution - Robert Reich
Stop the Bipartisan Assault on Medicare - Support the People - Claudia Chaufan
What Happened to Social Justice in Health Care Reform? - Arthur Sutherland


 


 
 
 
 



What You Can Do To Help:

*Join the Campaign to Pass HR 676 and HR 1200
by sending an email to pnhp.westernwashington@comcast.net. We'll keep you posted with important updates and actions

*Lobby your members of Congress
Tell your representatives that you support HR 676 and HR 1200 and they should too. You can use this email form or - better yet - call their office

*Write an Op-Ed or Letter to the Editor
You can find tips, templates and examples by clicking here

*Speak out about the single-payer solution
Educate yourself about single-payer using the resources & materials -here and here. Bring materials and talk to your church, labor, community or other group about the singlepayer solution.


 
 

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