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Demonstrators for Medicare for All March on Office of Congresswoman Eshoo
by Healthcare is a Human Right
Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
On September 5, Santa Clara County Single Payer Coalition and National Nurses United led a protest that started with a march through downtown Palo Alto leading to the door of Congresswoman Anna Eshoo. The Congresswoman has made it clear she is against eliminating for-profit insurance companies from our healthcare system and replacing them with a non-profit federal system.
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Photos: Jack Owicki, Pro Bono Photo. Please credit the photographer.


Anna Eshoo (U.S. Representative from California's 18th congressional district) is currently chair of the House Subcommittee on Health. She will control the hearings on the healthcare insurance bills, including Medicare for All. At a recent town hall, she told constituents that there are many Medicare for All bills, but in actuality there is only one with that title. Others have misleadingly similar titles but are not single-payer enhanced Medicare for All.

Because the Congresswoman has made it clear she is against eliminating for-profit insurance companies from our healthcare system and replacing them with a non-profit federal system, groups that have been working long and hard on a single payer plan organized a demonstration in front of the her Palo Alto office. Speakers including a doctor, Medicare for All advocates, and victims of the current insurance system spoke at the protest. A theatrical skit by the Raging Grannies demonstrated just how undercovered Americans are with the current healthcare system.

Demonstrators started with a short rally in downtown Palo Alto's Lytton Plaza, then marched through the city stopping at the city's historic post office and other locations before landing in front of Eshoo's office. There they rallied anew and delivered a petition of over 1,000 signatures calling for Eshoo to co-sign the HR 1384 Medicare for All bill.
§Greg Miller of Santa Clara County Single Payer Coalition Announces Start of the March
by Healthcare is a Human Right Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
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§Marching Past a Popular Downtown Eatery
by Healthcare is a Human Right Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
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§Marching through the streets
by Healthcare is a Human Right Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
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§Many made the march...
by Healthcare is a Human Right! Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
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..including this woman and others with healthcare problems, some of whom testified at the mic about the injustices they have endured.
§Real Nurses in red shirts with insignia National Nurses United
by Healthcare is a Human Right Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
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§Not a real nurse
by Healthcare is a Human Right Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
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...Granny Jane of the Raging Grannies displays the Rx... HR 1384 in a skit
§Real doctor
by Healthcare is a Human Right Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
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This doctor called for a fair and just healthcare system. She cares about her patients and worries about their access to affordable healthcare.
§Not a real doctor...
by Healthcare is a Human Right Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
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...but she portrays one in Raging Granny political theater.
§These are the patient's symptoms
by Healthcare is a Human Right Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
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§The diagnosis is ....
by Healthcare is a Human Right Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
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...profiteering by Private Insurers and Providers
§The best treatment is...
by Healthcare is a Human Right Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
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...prescription for HR 1384 Medicare for All
§American patients are "undercovered"!
by Healthcare is a Human Right Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
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Unfortunately this bit of political street theater has been relevant for many years. This photo is from 2009 by Bill Carpenter for indybay of Granny Denley who reprised her role on Sept 5, 2019.
§Wardrobe Malfunction at Eshoo's
by Healthcare is a Human Right Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
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§Delivering Petition to Eshoo's Aide
by Healthcare is a Human Right Sunday Sep 8th, 2019 7:17 PM
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Eshoo's Opponent in Primary Supports Medicare for AllVote March 3, 2020Tuesday Nov 12th, 2019 10:18 AM
Sorry you missed the point of the skitA. ProtesterTuesday Sep 10th, 2019 3:10 AM
The Democrats Are Your Victory Over CommunismDear Fellow AmericansMonday Sep 9th, 2019 6:53 AM

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