Friday, August 29, 2014

CA GOV DEBATE-->Sacramento, Sept 4 Campaign for Medicare for All



Campaign for Medicare for All

At Governor's Debate in Sacramento

On Thurs., Sept 4.

Brown vs. Kashkari

Leave SF at 2:30

Hold banner from 6 to 7pm

Find a restaurant with TV and watch debate at 7pm

Return home at 8:15 –back by 10pm

 

Can you go to Sacramento on Thursday Sept 4 to hold a banner at the governor's debate from 6 to 7pm.   This is the only debate with Jerry Brown and Neel Kashkari. 

The banner will say:

Why Won't Kashkari or

Brown Support

Medicare for All

Healthcare Yes!

Insurance No!

 

Please let me know if you can help.

___ Yes, I can leave at 2:30 from SF next Thurs.

___ Yes, I can drive if needed.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fwd: Berkeley, Sun, Aug 24 AWARDS CEREMONY FOR DON BECHLER of SpyrNow


August 24, Sunday 6 to 9pm

After the National Single Payer Conference,

Attend the Dance and Awards Ceremony

Don Bechler to receive award.

 

 Benefit Dance and Awards Ceremony

Sponsored by - Therapists for Single Payer

"If I can't dance, I don't want to be in your revolution" Emma Goldman

 

Join us at Ashkenaz for an evening of joyful dancing to support Universal Healthcare.  

We will present Single Payer Activist (SPA) Awards to

Union Activist: Cindy Young   Therapist Activist:  Nancy Friedman   Community Activist: Don Bechler

National Activist:  Dr. Quentin Young    Politician: Mark Leno

 

August 24th  6 to 9PM

Ashkenaz  -1317 San Pablo Ave.  Berkeley  

At intersection of Gilman across from REI.

 music by The Queue - a great local rock and blues cover band  http://www.ashkenaz.com/index.php

$20 General Admission / $15 Interns & Students / Children free

 

Therapists for Single Payer (TSP) is a group of mental health professionals organizing throughout the state and committed to the implementation of a Single Payer - universal healthcare system in California.  We are hosting this benefit dance to raise awareness and funds to continue this work therapistsforsinglepayer.org

Therapistsforsinglepayer@gmail.com

 

Please let us know if you will be attending at 415-810-5826

Thank you.

Don Bechler – Chair, Single Payer Now


Friday, July 18, 2014

NAT SINGLE PAYER STRATEGY CONFERENCE AGENDA now avail



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Healthcare-NOW!

We're excited to post a draft agenda for our huge strategy conference coming up in Oakland, California on the weekend of August 22-24! You can view the full list of workshops and plenary panels on our website here.

The conference will bring together three national single-payer networks – Healthcare-NOW!, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer, and One Payer States – creating a unique opportunity this year for health justice activists.
 
There are less than three weeks left to book a discounted hotel room next to the conference, so make sure to go to the registration page, fill out your information, and follow the link to the hotel registration page.
 
We look forward to seeing you in Oakland!

In solidarity for single-payer,
Ben, Jeff, and Zoraida
Healthcare-NOW! National Staff

Healthcare-NOW! is a grassroots organization that addresses the health insurance crisis in the U.S. by educating and advocating for the passage of expanded and improved Medicare-for-all legislation, such as HR 676.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

SF,CA July 19 - Fix the VA - Don't Privatize it

3pm Sat. July 19 Meeting on the

Veterans Administration Healthcare System

518 Valencia San Francisco

 

I hope you attend out July 19 meeting on Healthcare for Veterans.

See leaflet pasted below.

leaflets.  Please let us know if you can attend and/or if you can help build the meeting.

We encourage you to forward this alert.

___ Yes, I plan to attend the July 19 meeting.

___ Yes, I can come at 2:30 to help set up.

___ Yes, I have forwarded this alert.

Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now

415-695-7891

Healthcare for Veterans

Privatization

Won't Fix the VA

First it was Social Security, then Medicare and Medicaid, and then the public health care option under Obamacare. Now, in the wake of recent allegations that veterans hospitals put patients on secret wait lists, Republicans are calling for the privatization of the Veterans Health Administration, the nation's largest public health care system which provides cost-effective and high quality care to 6.2 million veterans.

 

It is of course unacceptable if patients suffered as a result of any delays. But regardless of what went wrong at any VA facility, turning veterans over to private sector insurers and for-profit hospitals is not the solution.

 

With its salaried staff of nearly 280,000, the VA has long been a model for health care delivery. The VA's 152 hospitals, 900 clinics, 300 mental health centers, and other facilities — many located in rural areas that the private sector ignores — care for more than 230,000 people a day. In a recent survey of veterans for the American Customer Satisfaction Index, patients rated the system's services as equal to or better than private sector health care facilities.

518 Valencia

( one block west of 16th St BART and ½ block south of 16th St )

San Francisco

Sat. 3pm July 19

Speaker: Suzanne Gordon

Suzanne Gordon is an award-winning journalist and author. She has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic Monthly, the American Prospect, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, and others.  She is the co-editor of the Culture and Politics of Healthcare Work series at Cornell University Press. - See more at: http://suzannecgordon.com/meet-suzanne/#sthash.3vsCLyJs.dpuf

Sponsored by Single Payer Now

For more information, call 415-695-7891 or email dbechler@value.net

www.singlepayernow.net

Wheelchair Accessible

Friday, July 11, 2014

SF,CA July 19 - Fix the VA Healthcare System



Single Payer Now

Attend and Build Our 3pm July 19 Meeting on the Veterans Administration Healthcare System
518 Valencia San Francisco
We need volunteers to call our phone tree


I hope you attend out July 19 meeting on Healthcare for Veterans.
See leaflet pasted below and attached.
We also could use your help calling our phone tree and posting leaflets. Please let us know if you can attend and/or if you can help build the meeting.
We encourage you to forward this alert.
___ Yes, I plan to attend the July 19 meeting.
___ Yes, I can come at 2:30 to help set up.
___ Yes, I can help call our phone tree. I will send you local names and a suggested script. Some people make 10 calls, some 20, some more. Let me know how many names you can make.
___ Yes, I can post the attached leaflet at my local coffee shop.
___ Yes, I have forwarded this alert.

Thank you.
Don Bechler
Chair – Single Payer Now
415-695-7891

Healthcare for Veterans
Privatization
Won't Fix the VA


First it was Social Security, then Medicare and Medicaid, and then the public health care option under Obamacare. Now, in the wake of recent allegations that veterans hospitals put patients on secret wait lists, Republicans are calling for the privatization of the Veterans Health Administration, the nation's largest public health care system which provides cost-effective and high quality care to 6.2 million veterans.

It is of course unacceptable if patients suffered as a result of any delays. But regardless of what went wrong at any VA facility, turning veterans over to private sector insurers and for-profit hospitals is not the solution.

With its salaried staff of nearly 280,000, the VA has long been a model for health care delivery. The VA's 152 hospitals, 900 clinics, 300 mental health centers, and other facilities — many located in rural areas that the private sector ignores — care for more than 230,000 people a day. In a recent survey of veterans for the American Customer Satisfaction Index, patients rated the system's services as equal to or better than private sector health care facilities.

518 Valencia
(one block west of 16th St BART and ½ block south of 16th St)
San Francisco
Sat. 3pm July 19
Speaker: Suzanne Gordon

Suzanne Gordon is an award-winning journalist and author. She has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic Monthly, the American Prospect, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, and others.  She is the co-editor of the Culture and Politics of Healthcare Work series at Cornell University Press. - See more at: http://suzannecgordon.com/meet-suzanne/#sthash.3vsCLyJs.dpuf

Sponsored by Single Payer Now
For more information, call 415-695-7891 or email dbechler@value.net
www.singlepayernow.net
Wheelchair Accessible

Single Payer Now survives on the generosity of our supporters.
Please consider making a donation.

www.SinglePayerNow.net | 415-695-7891 | dbechler@value.net



Monday, July 7, 2014

CALIF-->SF July 10/11 Help send mail with Single Payer Now

Help Send Single Payer Now's Mail
Noon to 7pm Thurs/Fri July 10/11
2468 28th Ave in SF

 


We need your help sending out the mail on Thursday and/or Friday, July 10 and 11.  We will be working at the home of Barry Hermanson who lives at 2468 28th Ave in SF.  This is ½ block south of the L-Taraval MUNI line.  Parking is plentiful.
We will send out notices for our July 19 meeting on the Veterans Administration and for our July 30 meeting on expanding Medicare to everyone.
Please let us know when you can help.
___ Yes, on Thurs, July 10, between noon and 7pm, I can help send out the mail at Barry Hermanson's home at 2468 28th Ave in SF.
___ Yes, on Fri, July 11, between noon and 7pm, I can help send out the mail at Barry Hermanson's home at 2468 28th Ave in SF.
Thank you.
Don Bechler
Chair – Single Payer Now
415-695-7891
Healthcare for Veterans
Privatization
Won't Fix the VA
First it was Social Security, then Medicare and Medicaid, and then the public health care option under Obamacare. Now, in the wake of recent allegations that veterans hospitals put patients on secret wait lists, Republicans are calling for the privatization of the Veterans Health Administration, the nation's largest public health care system which provides cost-effective and high quality care to 6.2 million veterans.

 

It is of course unacceptable if patients suffered as a result of any delays. But regardless of what went wrong at any VA facility, turning veterans over to private sector insurers and for-profit hospitals is not the solution.

 

With its salaried staff of nearly 280,000, the VA has long been a model for health care delivery. The VA's 152 hospitals, 900 clinics, 300 mental health centers, and other facilities — many located in rural areas that the private sector ignores — care for more than 230,000 people a day. In a recent survey of veterans for the American Customer Satisfaction Index, patients rated the system's services as equal to or better than private sector health care facilities.
518 Valencia
( one block west of 16th St BART and ½ block south of 16th St )
San Francisco
Sat. 3pm July 19
Speaker: Suzanne Gordon
Suzanne Gordon is an award-winning journalist and author. She has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic Monthly, the American Prospect, the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star, JAMA, The Annals of Internal Medicine, and others.  She is the co-editor of the Culture and Politics of Healthcare Work series at Cornell University Press. - See more at:http://suzannecgordon.com/meet-suzanne/#sthash.3vsCLyJs.dpuf
Sponsored by Single Payer Now
For more information, call 415-695-7891 or emaildbechler@value.net
Wheelchair Accessible                                                                       posted 7-1-14 labor donated

Thursday, June 19, 2014

SIGN THIS if u want to RETAIN YOUR RT to buy Rx's from abroad



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Can you imagine living in a country where people die, not because treatment isn't available, but because they can't afford the high price of medicine? Unfortunately, that alarming future America may be imminent. That's why we're writing to ask for your help. Sharon from Maryland says,

As you may know from our previous communications, the FDA is moving forward with a plan to seize and destroy personally imported medicine. In response, we're mobilizing our supporters: please contact Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health & Human Services, to express your opposition.

The proposed FDA rules regarding Section 708 of the FDA Safety and Innovation Act would give government officials the authority to destroy any imported drug valued at $2,500 or less. The rules directly endanger our ability to access affordable medicine from Canada and other countries.

The public comment period regarding the proposed rules ends July 7. Before then, we must make as much noise as possible around this issue. We need to stop the destruction of safe and affordable medicine! And for that to happen, we need people to stand up and speak out!

For the sake of public health, for people like Sharon in Maryland, please email Secretary Burwell today about this issue today. Tell her your story. Make her understand that cutting off access to safe and affordable imported medicine will harm you and/or your loved ones.

Sincerely,

Lee J. Graczyk
RxRights Lead Organizer

Contact RxRights:
advocate@rxrights.org
1-866-703-5442

 

RxRights is a national coalition concerned about the high cost of U.S. pharmaceuticals. We are dedicated to promoting and protecting American consumer access to sources of safe, affordable prescription drugs.