Organizations advocating for single payer, Expanded and Improved Medicare for All in Western Washington
*Health Care for All -WA
*Progressive Democrats of America
*Health Care is a Human Right - WA
*United for National HealthCare - Bellingham
*Washington Community Action Network
Dr. Gerald Friedman's economic analysis of how a state single plan would affect our state
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New WHST PowerPoint
Since 1987 Physicians for a National Health Program has advocated for reform in the U.S. health care system. A large part of our work involves mobilizing physicians, other health care workers, and the general public to actively advocate for enactment of a national, comprehensive, high quality, non-profit, publicly-funded health care system serving all residents of the United States.
has invited AnnaLisa Gellermann, JD, Board Manager Washington Health Care Authority, Wednesday, Aug 10th to describe the work of the “Washington Health Care Cost Transparency Board”.
What does the board do? Who makes up the board? What do the advisory committees do? Can Washington State really lower health care costs? Bring your questions.
Details and RSVP here!
- PSARA sponsors Righteous Mothers benefit concert to stop privatization of MedicareMachinist's Hall, 9125 15th Place S, Seattle. It will be a night of music, entertainment, and camaradarie with a glass of wine and some dessert - or live stream the concert in the comfort of your home with a bowl of popcorn and your favorite beverege. Rep. Pramila Jayapal will speak. For more info click here
Suzanne Gordon is a senior policy analyst at the Veterans Healthcare Policy Institute, as well as a journalist and co-editor of a Cornell University Press series on health care work and policy issues. Her latest book, Our Veterans: Winners, Losers, Friends, and Enemies on the New Terrain of Veterans Affairs, will be released on August 5th by Duke University Press. She has won a Special Recognition Award from Disabled American Veterans for her writing on veterans’ health issues, much of which has appeared in The American Prospect. Prior work includes Wounds of War: How the VA Delivers Heath, Healing and Hope to the Nation’s Veterans. Her website is www.suzannegordon.com.
In the Q&A/discussion, PNHPWA Board Member Andy Wellens joined in. For the past 15 years, he has received care in the VA system in Michigan, California and Washington.
This program was of special interest to us as national PNHP's priority this summer and beyond is fighting the stealth DCE/ACO-REACH entities effort to totally privatize Traditional Medicare. Suzanne's knowledge and experience fighting the privatization of our unique VA system has bearing on this struggle. We also looked at how the VA's experience serving the needs of veterans within its integrated care system can be preserved when we achieve Improved Medicare for All.
View Video here
- WA Universal Health Care Commission hearing
of our expanded national "Turning up the Heat on Direct Contracting and Reach Campaign" - Physicians, Seniors & Reps Jayapal, Pocan, Porter, Schakowsky spoke - Watch Video
You can help our coalition by signing on to the letters to Pres. Biden and our Congressional delegation asking the end to the ACO-REACH entities and all methods of privatizing Medicare. PSARA will be sending these each month to include new organizational and individual signers. The next batch will go out June 1st, followed by July 1st. Please forward these lists to your organizations and friends.
Click HERE to sign the letter to Biden — Don’t Privatize Medicare
Click HERE to sign the letter to Washington’s Congressional Delegation
Call-in scripts for the White House and Congress
Call the U.S. Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 between 9:00am and 5:00pm Eastern, Monday through Friday
Call President Biden at (202) 456-1111 between 11:00am and 3:00pm Eastern, Tuesdays through Thursdays
One-page handout: Direct Contracting and REACH, Handing Traditional Medicare to Wall Street
Share your Medicare story: See our one-page handout for tips, and use THIS FORM to share your story
Post to social media using the hashtag #StopREACH — please link to any or all of our materials!
ProtectMedicare.net website - tons of info & updated regularly
PNHPWA Web Site - pnhpwashington.org
PNHPWA Email - email@example.com
PNHPWA YouTube Channel
Coalition Partner Websites
Health Care for All Washington
Health Care is a Human Right Washington
Puget Sound Advocates for Retirement Action
This meeting was particularly timely as PNHP, PSARA, and other organizations in our state are organizing to fight the complete privatization of Medicare through the DCE/ACO-REACH models that have recently come to light.
Watch the meeting video
Dr. Weisbart is on the Board of Physicians for a National Health Program and speaks frequently on health policy issues.
Ed presented a deep dive into the DCE ACO/REACH program that continues on track to fully privatize Traditional Medicare by 2030.
Watch it on YouTube.
"Next Steps for Health Care Reform in Washington and Beyond"
Andre Stackhouse, Campaign Director for Whole Washington
Watch the meeting here
"Mobilizing to Stop DCE's"
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“Strengthening Our PNHP Chapter in 2022”
Glen Anderson - Activist, teacher
Watch the Video Here
Download John's Powerpoint slides here
Watch the meeting here
Healthcare Now has made several videos of the plenary session and workshops from its excellent Jan 18-24
Pramila Jayapal: Victories and Challenges Ahead for the M4A Bill - here
Panel: Where We Go from Here: Lessions for the Movement - here
COVID-19 Pandemic: Opportunities for Medicare for All - here
False Promise of the Public Option - here
Medicare for All and the Future of Labor - here
Implicit Bias, Health Inequities, and Medicare for All - here
Medicare for All and Racial Justice - here
Single Payer 101 + Biden's Plans - here
Shaping the Fight in a New Organizing Landscape - here
Notes on Developing Leadership - here
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