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Curing our dysfunctionl US healthcare system

Saturday, November 17, 2007
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Panel Discussion
Don Bechler
Location Details:
626 Pacheco Street, San Francisco (near 10th Ave, # 6 MUNI bus )

The politics of solving the national healthcare crisis: San Francisco physicians, medical students and activists to speak out & organize to get the insurance industry out of healthcare.

On Saturday, November 17, 2007, 3 pm, at 626 Pacheco Street in San Francisco, members of the Bay Area medical community who attended national healthcare reform meetings in Washington DC, and Chicago will report on the latest strategies for solving the US healthcare crisis with "single payer"*, drawing upon their experiences at both the Healthcare-Now and the Physicians for a National Health Program conferences.

Richard Quint, MD, California Physicians Alliance and Professor Emeritus, UCSF
John Shearer, MD, Family Physician, Chair of the California Physicians Alliance
Hank Abrons, M.D., MPH and Li-hsia Wang, M.D
Laura Petrillo, and Amanda Yeaton-Massey, UCSF Medical Students
Michael Lyon, Gray Panthers
Don Bechler, Chair of the California Universal Health Care Organizing Project

"The health insurance industry is the single greatest barrier to healthcare reform in the United States today" says Don Bechler, chair of CUHCOP. "On November 17,the public can hear the latest ideas from the medical community on winning universal healthcare with single-payer*".

CUHCOP (the California Universal Healthcare Organizing Project) is a San Francisco grassroots association of health care reform volunteers supporting Universal Single Payer Healthcare for California since 1994, and supports the passage of SB 840, the California Health Insurance Reliability Act. For more information about CUHCOP: call 415-695-7891, email dbechler [at] or go to:

(*which means eliminating the health insurance industry--to provide healthcare for all, through California¹s SB 840 and/or the federal version, HR 676, sometimes described as "Medicare for all" or "Guaranteed Healthcare".)
Added to the calendar on Mon, Nov 12, 2007 11:13AM
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