Thursday, May 28, 2009

June 2 rally for health care, downtown Chicago

The National Single-Payer Day of Action is May 30. We're a little behindhand in Chicago. The local rally doesn't take place till June 2, when the Illinois Single-Payer Coalition, Chicago Single-Payer Action Network, Physicians for a National Health Program and others plan a protest outside corporate insurance giant Cigna's downtown Chicago headquarters.

  • DATE: Tuesday, June 2

  • TIME: 4:30 p.m.

  • PLACE: Cigna Insurance Company, 525 W. Monroe St., Chicago (corner of Monroe and Canal)

  • SPEAKERS FROM: Chicago Single-Payer Action Network, California Nurses Association and Physicians for a National Health Program
The crisis in health care is worse than ever. Millions of people have lost their jobs and with it health insurance because of the economic crisis. Now over 50 million have no health insurance. The Institute of Medicine estimates that 22,000 die every year due to lack of access to health care.

President Obama and Senator Max Baucus have excluded the voices of single-payer supporters in the national discussion on health care reform. They said a single-payer system is "off the table" but then say all viewpoints are being heard in Washington. That's why 8 doctors disrupted a recent senate hearing on health care reform and demanded advocates of single-payer be at the table.

The majority of people and doctors in the this country want single-payer, a government financed system that gets rid of the private insurance industry once and for all.

Join us in a national day of action to raise our voices in support of single-payer.

Sponsored by Chicago Single-Payer Action Network (CSPAN) & Physicians
for a National Health Program (PNHP)

No comments:

Post a Comment

If you have trouble posting a comment, your browser privacy settings may be interfering. Change your settings to allow third-party cookies (session cookies will do) or add an exception for I apologize, but this is a Blogger issue over which I have no control.