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 •

Saturday, January 21, 2017

SF Jan 24/25 Single Payer Now Mailing

Fight Trump Mailing Party

With Single Payer Now

Tues./Wed. Jan 24/25

11am to 6pm

2467 28TH AVE at the home of Barry Hermanson

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


Dear Healthcare Mailing Specialist,


I hope you can help us end out the mail this coming Tuesday and Wednesday.  We are sending announcements for our Feb. 4 meeting.

See leaflet below.

Barry Hermanson will prepare a wonderful vegetarian meal at 6pm.

Please let us know when you can help and if you will be staying for dinner.  An RSVP for dinner allows Barry to know how much to prepare.

___ I can help send mail on Tuesday around _____ time.

___ I can help send mail on Wednesday around ____ time.

___ I will be staying for dinner.


Thank you.

Don Bechler

Chair – Single Payer Now


Trump Versus

America's Health

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


Trumps attacks on us mean more costs for the 99% and more profits for the 1%.

Trump's dastardly plans also mean more people without healthcare.


Single Payer Now wants to expand healthcare to everyone by passing HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act. 


Join us for a panel discussion on how to move forward and defend what healthcare we have.  The panel is composed of Single Payer Now activists who will report on the National Strategy Conference, which takes place January 14-16 in New York.


Sat. 3pm, Feb. 4

518 Valencia in SF

(At 16th St – 2 blocks from the 16th St BART)


Single Payer Now panelists include:

Barry Hermanson, Norma Myers, Murray Pender, Brian Stompe, and Don Bechler


Sponsored by Single Payer Now

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

Healthcare Yes!         Insurance Companies No!

Support Medicare for All

Labor Donated – posted 1/6/17