Wednesday, December 10, 2014

SF,CA- Single Payer Now needs phone tree callers for Dec 13 meeting


Single Payer Now

Phone Tree Callers Needed to Build

Dec 13 Meeting

On Physicians for a National Program meeting.

 

We need your help calling activists for our 4pm Sat, Dec 14 meeting in SF.  Our speakers will report on the recent national gathering of PNHP.  See leaflet pasted below.

Some people make 10 calls, some people make more.

Let me know how many calls you can make.

I will send you a suggested script and local names.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891

Doctors Report on the State of America's Health

 

The Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) met in New Orleans on November 15.  PNHP is an organization of 22,000 healthcare providers who campaign for a national healthcare system minus the insurance industry.  A focus at this year's conference was "Seeking Health Equity."  Attendees of the meeting will report on the national conference. 

 

Speakers:

Hank Abrons, MD, past president of PNHP-CA

Art Chen, MD, PNHP member and Time Magazine's "Man of the Year"

Li-hsia Wang, MD, member of PNHP

Don Bechler, Chair of Single Payer Now

 

4pm Saturday

Dec 13

518 Valencia @ 16th St in SF

 

Sponsored by Single Payer Now

For more information call 415-695-7891

or email dbechler@value.net                       labor donated posted 11/25/14

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SF,CA - Dec 4 Single Payer Now mtg on Switzerland's healthcare


Switzerland's Healthcare

Did the Voters Reject National Healthcare?

Thurs,, 6:30 Dec. 4

518 Valencia @16th St

 

I hope you can attend our Dec 4 meeting in San Francisco on Healthcare in Switzerland.  See leaflet attached and printed below.

We encourage you to forward this alert.

We also need people to call our phone tree.  Please let us know if you can make calls.  I will send you a suggested script and local numbers.  Some people make 10 calls, some 25, some more.

___ I plan to attend the Dec 4 meeting.

___ I can come early at 6:00pm to help set up.

___ I have forward this alert.

___ I will post the attached leaflet in a coffee shop or at work.

___ I can make __ 10 calls, ___ 25 calls, ___ other amount.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891

 

Switzerland's Healthcare

Did The Voters Reject National Healthcare?

 

A seminar/discussion presented by Dr. Claudia Chaufan, MD PhD

Physicians for a National Healthcare Program member and Associate Professor at UCSF

 

On September 28, 2014 Swiss citizens cast their votes via a referendum that would decide if Switzerland would adopt a National Single Payer System that would replace the multiple private insurers throughout the country. The result was an overwhelming NO, making it the second referendum for Single Payer Health Care to be defeated (Managed Care has also been defeated in the past via referendum). Supporters (and critics) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have argued that the ACA is a "version" of Swiss health care, and this referendum adds weight to their claim that single-payer can never be achieved in the U.S. – nor should it be.

 

With no changes to their system, Swiss citizens and residents will continue to navigate through a network of private insurers, featuring increasingly limited networks, higher deductibles, and other "trade-offs" to escalating costs to purchase affordable care. So why did the Swiss reject Single Payer? How similar is their system to the ACA? Do the Swiss actually like their current system?

 

In this seminar/discussion, we will discuss these and other questions, and briefly compare/contrast Swiss Health Care with the ACA to clarify usual misrepresentations about both systems. We will also discuss the implications of this vote for US supporters of Single Payer and how we can move from debate to action.

We look forward to an engaging evening!

 

6:30pm Thursday

Dec 4

518 Valencia @ 16th St in SF

 

Sponsored by Single Payer Now

For more information call 415-695-7891

or email dbechler@value.net                       labor donated posted 11/25/14

Thursday, November 20, 2014

SF,CA Nov 24,25,26 Help send Single Payer Now's mail


Single Payer Now

Mon Nov 24, 3:00 to 7pm

Tues Nov 25, Wed Nov 26, Noon to 7pm

2467 28th Ave

(1/2 block south of Taraval and the L Taraval MUNI)

(Parking with is doable)

  

We need your help sending out the mail.  We will be working at the home of Barry Hermanson from 3pm to 7pm on Mon Nov 24, and on Tues, Nov 25, and Wed Nov 26  from noon to 7pm.  Barry will make dinner each night.  Please let us know which evenings you will be staying for dinner so Barry knows how much food to prepare.

 

The mailing will announce our 6:30 Thursday Dec 4 meeting on the recent Swiss election to reject single payer, and a 4pm Saturday Dec 13 meeting, which reports on the Physicians for a National Healthcare Program national meeting.

Mailings are fun.  You will be working with some  the best people on earth.  And the political discussions are enlightening.

Please let us know when you can help.

___ Yes, I can help send mail on Mon Nov 24 around _____ time.

___ Yes, I can help send mail on Tues Nov 25 around _____ time.

___ Yes, I can help send mail on Wed Nov 26 around _____ time.

 

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

CALIF --> SF Nov 24,25,26 Help send Single Payer Now's mail

Help Send the Mail with

Single Payer Now

Mon Nov 24, 3:00 to 7pm

Tues Nov 25, Wed Nov 26, Noon to 7pm

2467 28th Ave

(1/2 block south of Taraval and the L Taraval MUNI)

(Parking with is doable)

 

We need your help sending out the mail.  We will be working at the home of Barry Hermanson from 3pm to 7pm on Mon Nov 24, and on Tues, Nov 25, and Wed Nov 26  from noon to 7pm.  Barry will make dinner each night.  Please let us know which evenings you will be staying for dinner so Barry knows how much food to prepare.

 

The mailing will announce our 6:30 Thursday Dec 4 meeting on the recent Swiss election to reject single payer, and a 4pm Saturday Dec 13 meeting, which reports on the Physicians for a National Healthcare Program national meeting.

Mailings are fun.  You will be working with some  the best people on earth.  And the political discussions are enlightening.

Please let us know when you can help.

___ Yes, I can help send mail on Mon Nov 24 around _____ time.

___ Yes, I can help send mail on Tues Nov 25 around _____ time.

___ Yes, I can help send mail on Wed Nov 26 around _____ time.

 

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891


Monday, October 6, 2014

FRIDAY IN SF, CA:Tell Obama to Support Medicare for All - HR 676

Tell President Obama

To Fix Healthcare – Support HR 676

Fri. 4pm Oct. 10

"W" Hotel, 3rd & Howard in SF

 2 Blocks south of Montgomery Bart

 

We need your help holding banners in support of Medicare for All, HR 676 this Friday.

President Obama will be at a fundraiser at the W hotel.

We will gather at 4pm near the corner of 3rd and Howard.

We will make as manner banners as we have people to hold them.

Please let us know if you can hold a banner.

___ I can hold a banner at 4pm on Friday.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891


Monday, September 15, 2014

SF,CA Sept 21 - Climate rally and help campaign for Medicare for All

Attend Sun Sept 21 Climate Rally

And Help Campaign for Medicare for All

1 to 5pm

At Oakland's Lake Merritt Amphitheater

12th St and Lake Merritt Dr - 4 blocks from Lake Merritt BART station

 

Can you attend a large Climate Rally in Oakland on Sept 21 and help us to talk with people about single payer healthcare.   We will be asking people to write letters and sign postcards in support of HR 676, the national Medicare for All Act.

Listen to Sat. Sept 13 KPFA interview with climate change activists

Harvey Wasserman and Jeff Mackler. 

The link is http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/106572 from 20:00 minute mark to 40:00 mark.

We want to set up our table by 1pm.  We have found that people are most open to talking before an event.  The rally starts at 2pm.

Please let us know how you can help.

__ Yes, I can come at 1pm to help set up.

__ Yes, I can ask people to support HR 676.

__ Yes, I can help call our activists who do not have email.

__ Please send me 10 postcards for my friends to sign.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891