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|Medicare for All! End Private Insurance|
|Date||Thursday June 16|
|Time||9:00 AM - 11:00 AM|
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WHEN: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 9:00 am to 11:00 am
WHERE: Just outside Moscone Center West, 800 Howard Street, at the corner of 4th Street, San Francisco, California
A broad coalition of Bay Area and state-wide political single payer advocates will hold a two hour rally in favor of "Medicare-for-all" (i.e. single payer health care) and in opposition to the health insurance industry.
The rally will explain why a single payer health care system will meet the medical needs of all Americans.
The rally participants are calling for the end of private health insurance. These insurance companies spend 30 cents of each health care dollar on profits and administrative costs while insuring the healthy and avoiding the sick.
*Tim Paulson, Executive Director of the San Francisco Labor Council;
*Dr. Hank Abrons, President of PNHP, Physicians for a National Health Plan-California
*Karen Smulevitz, member of CARA, California Association of Retired Americans;
*Don Bechler, Chair, Single Payer Now
*Reverend Israel Alvaran, community organizer, UNITE/HERE Local 2
*Raging Grannies & Code Pink Billionaires for Wealthcare
*Faith Petric, San Francisco folk singer
There will be life size puppets presenting a Punch and Judy show presenting the conflict between the private health care insurance industry and the medical needs of all in this country.