Mad as Hell Doctors Rally for Single Payer Health Insurance in California

 
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10/04/2010 - 11:30am
10/04/2010 - 1:00pm
Logo, Mad as Hell Doctors

PRESS RELEASE

RALLY FOR SINGLE PAYER HEALTH INSURANCE IN CALIFORNIA

WHERE: SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
1600 PACIFIC HIGHWAY
WEST PLAZA
SAN DIEGO, CA 92101

WHEN: MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2010
11:30 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

WHY:

The California State Legislature has twice passed bills establishing single payer health insurance for Californians, only to have the bills vetoed by Governor Schwarzenegger. The same legislation (CA SB 810) was defeated on the last day of the current legislative session, but will be introduced again in the new session. Now is the time to act to bring real health care reform to California.

Mad As Hell Doctors, a 501(c)(3) organization (www.madashelldoctors.com), is currently touring California to raise awareness of this issue. Between September 23 and October 12 Mad As Hell Doctors will take part in 25-30 rallies in 20 cities starting in Arcata, heading down US 101 to the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and San Diego, and then traveling north through the San Joaquin Valley to reach Sacramento.

Our mission is to promote single-payer health insurance as a fiscally conservative, affordable way to provide universal health care to all Californians who are currently uninsured; to improve coverage for those who currently have catastrophic insurance at best; and to help every insured Californian cope with declining benefits accompanied by increasingly high premiums, deductibles and co-pays.

We believe establishing a single-payer system in California will provide a foundation for such programs throughout the United States. We believe a single payer health care system— built on a single risk pool with “everybody in and nobody out”— is the only means to lasting, substantive health care reform for our nation.

The rally will include music, singing and testimonials from local doctors and patients.
This rally is sponsored by the Peace and Democracy Action Group of First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego and the San Diego chapter of California Physicians for a National Health Program.
For more information contact Rhea Kuhlman: (619)491-0664, october4healthcare@gmail.com