Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fwd: Register Now for Single Payer Leadership Meeting! Las Vegas Sept 29-Oct 1

Conference on Next Steps

For Single Payer Movement

Fri, Sat, Sun Sept 29,30, Oct 1

Las Vegas

Please consider attending a Western States Healthcare Now conference in Las Vegas.  See announcement below.

I am staying an extra night on Sunday.  While the hotel is $119 on Fri and Sat, Sun is only $49.

I am flying Southwest Flt 1818 at 10:20am out of SFO on Fri. Sept 29 and returning on Southwest Flt 215 at 6:30pm on Monday Oct 2.

We will have a report back on this conference on Sat. Oct. 15 in SF.

If you go to Las Vegas, you can help report back on Oct. 15.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now



PS I will be out email range from Thurs Aug 17 to Fri Sept 1.

It is my annual trek to Yellowstone National Park.


Now that the GOP legislation has been defeated, what is the next step for our movement? How do we emerge from this Trump era stronger and in a position to win? Join us in Las Vegas to help answer the important questions for our movement: where we go from here and how we build the coalitions and consensus necessary to secure single payer healthcare for all!

Early Bird Registration - only $55 - is now open for the Las Vegas Single Payer Leadership Meeting on September 30th! 

About the Single Payer Leadership Meeting
This event will be a scaled-down version of our annual Single Payer Strategy Conference, and all are invited to attend. The meeting will take place at the Four Queens Hotel on Saturday from 10AM - 6PM. Stay overnight for the optional Sunday morning meeting from 10AM - 12PM. 

Regional Summit on Friday and Sunday
The conference will be bookended by a regional activist summit hosted by Nevada for the People. Friday night, the summit will convene from 7PM - 9PM for a networking event, and reconvene on Sunday for skill building workshops from 1:00PM - 5:00PM. 

The Four Queens is offering great rates for the weekend: $119 per night on Friday and Saturday. We've got a limited block of rooms, so to get this rate please call the hotel, refer to the group name (Healthcare-NOW), and book your room ASAP: 800-634-6045. To get the rate you can NOT book online.  

Can't make it? 
We'll do our best to video/livestream as much of the conference as possible. 

Register now for the Single Payer Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas!  

Yours in solidarity,
Ben and Stephanie
Healthcare-NOW! National Staff

Monday, August 7, 2017

Fwd: PNHP Bay Area chapter meeting, Sat. August 12 at 10am

PNHP - Bay Area
Health care is a human right!

August 7, 2017

Dear colleague,

California's plan to enact Medicare for All has been sidetracked in the Assembly Rules Committee, despite the growing popularity of single payer and solid evidence for its financial savings.

Rather than negotiating with Washington about how much will be taken away from the working poor
and given to the wealthy as tax breaks under Trumpcare, we can fight for universal, affordable access to medical services in California.
This is one of the vital human rights struggles of our times. If you are a health professional, we urge you to learn more about single payer and advocate for SB 562, the Healthy California Act!
Please join us at our meeting, or contact us to get involved in your medical community.

San Francisco Bay Area PNHP Chapter Meeting

Saturday, August 12
10:00am - noon

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
1433 Madison Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Close to 12th Street BART or Lake Merritt BART
Parking in lot and on street (map


Jeff Gee, M.D.

Friday, April 7, 2017

CALIF - SF April 15 Mtg on CA SB 562 single payer plan

Single Payer Now Meeting

Sat 3pm, April 15

See leaflet below


I hope you can attend our April 15 on the new California single payer legislation.  It will prepare us to attend the Senate Health Committee hearing in Sacramento on April 26.

We encourage you to forward this alert.

Please let us know if you can attend.

___ I plan to attend the April 15 meeting.

___ I will invite a friend.

___ I have forwarded this alert.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now



Medicare for All


SB 562

How does SB 562 provide health care?

How can we campaign for SB 562?

Trump and the Republican congress want to gut the Affordable Care Act, privatize Medicare, cut back on Medicaid, and privatize the Veteran's Administration.

In California, we have the chance to legislate our own health care program that covers everyone, has no co-pays, no deductibles, and no premiums.

SB 562 will remove the insurance industry from our lives.

Sat. 3pm, April 15

2940 16TH ST in SF

(One block from Mission St and the 16th St BART)

A Panel of Single Payer Now Activists

Discussing SB 562 – The Healthy California Act

Sponsored by Single Payer Now

For more information, call 415-695-7891 or email

Healthcare Yes!         Insurance Companies No!

National Medicare for All Day of Action is TOMORROW!!

Californians, here are events in CA for tomorrow. Pick one or do SOMETHING - here is an opportunity to 'walk your talk'!!

Healthy CaliforniaJoin National Medicare for All Day of Action, Sat 4/8!
Healthy California

Guaranteed Healthcare for All Californians

Did you hear? Saturday, April 8th, is a national day of action for Improved Medicare for All! As the GOP in Washington DC continue to try to destroy our healthcare, we know it's time for California to lead and be bold with our plan to cover everyone while saving billions. The Healthy California Act, SB 562 (Lara & Atkins), will have its first vote later this month in the Senate Health Committee. Please join the following events to help build critical support in Senate Health Committee members' districts for our own Medicare for All-like bill – SB 562!

Garden Grove Community Briefing on SB 562
Garden Grove Community Center
11300 Stanford Ave., Garden Grove, CA
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Join former Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen, nurses, doctors, seniors, and community members to learn more about the bill and how to build support for the bill in Senate Health Committee Vice-Chair Janet Nguyen's district.

Senator Hernandez and Newman Canvass Meet-up
101 N. Barranca St., West Covina, CA
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Senator Roth Canvass Meet-up
Andulka Park
5201 Chicago Ave., Riverside, CA
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

No event near you? Check out the national Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare list of other events around the state to get active. You can also contact our Regional Coordinator in your area to find out other ways to support our campaign to guarantee healthcare for all!

The Healthy California Team

P.S. Also, mark your calendar for a rally, march, and our first committee hearing on April 26th at Noon! The Senate Health Committee will be the first vote on SB 562. Please join us in Sacramento to make sure it's a YES vote!       

Friday, March 31, 2017

OAKL,CA - PNHP Bay Area chapter meeting, Sat. April 8 at 10am

PNHP - Bay Area
Health care is a human right!

March 30, 2017

Dear colleague,

Our healthcare programs are threatened by truly malignant forces, but the best defense is a strong offense.

California single payer advocates have an unprecedented opportunity to achieve a state-based universal health care program.

We invite you to discuss developments in the campaign to achieve a single payer program and to help plan our activism in the Bay Area!

San Francisco Bay Area PNHP Chapter Meeting

Saturday, April 8
10:00am - noon

Islamic Cultural Center of Northern California
1433 Madison Street
Oakland, CA 94612

Parking in lot or on street
Near Oakland-12th Street BART


Jeff Gee, M.D.

Physicians for a National Health Program - California
© 2016

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

CALIF-Join statewide rally for Healthcare is a Human Right

Campaign for a Healthy CaliforniaJoin us for online actions to call on Congressman McCarthy
Campaign for a Healthy California

Join Statewide Rally for a Major Step Forward - Time for California to Make Healthcare a Human Right!

Join the Campaign for a Healthy California as we as we join with legislators, labor, community, nurses, doctors, healthcare advocates and grassroots activists to make a major announcement that will positively impact the future health of everyone in the state.  

What California needs:

  • Universal coverage

  • No deductibles, co-pays

  • Real patient choice

  • Comprehensive benefits

With the future of healthcare in California and the U.S. at stake, now is the time to act.

When – Wednesday, February 22

Time – 11 a.m.

Where – Secretary of State Auditorium
1500 11th Street, Sacramento

Hope to see you there!



Wednesday, January 25, 2017

CALIF-Fri Jan 27 Protest in Bakersfield against Healthcare cuts - take the bus

Take the Bus to Bakersfield To Protest

Rep. Kevin McCarthy Implementation of Cuts to Healthcare.

Friday 7am From San Francisco

Return 7pm

Bus will leave from SF Civic Center

On Fulton between Asian Art Museum and Library

Please call 1-877-223-6107 to Reserve a Seat.

Or respond to this email.


JANUARY 27, 2017: DAY OF ACTION in Bakersfield




Why Bakersfield? Because Congressman McCarthy of Bakersfield is the House Majority Leader, and is responsible for moving the Republican agenda forward in the House of Representatives. He is a well-known supporter of privatization and reducing spending on programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. We need to show up BIG on January 27th to let him know that we expect him to represent his constituents (50% of the residents in Kern County depend on Medicaid, Medicare or both for their health care). We also will demand that he move the House Majority toward protecting, improving and expanding these programs.


Program for Friday, January 27th, 2017


1pm meet at Yokuts Park, 4200 Empire Dr. Bakersfield

2pm Rally and demonstration at Congressman McCarthy's Office

4100 Empire Dr. Suite 150, Bakersfield

Event Page:





You can contact CARA at: 

CARA, 600 Grand Ave. #410, Oakland, CA 94610

NORTH: 510-663-4086 • 510-663-4099 (fax) •

SOUTH: 714-488-5488 •

TOLLFREE 1-877-223-6107 •