Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cominique from: Physicians for a National Health Program

Physicians for a National Health Program are coming to Eugene-Springfield.
When: Monday February 14th 6-8 pm (March to event starts 5 pm meet 7th & Pearl)
Where: University of Oregon, 177 Lawrence Hall
Why: Universal healthcare.

Doctors and nurses across the nation have joined the movement for a national health program. In September 2009 five of them from Oregon and Washington caravanned across the United States as the MadAsHellDoctors, generating 40 rallies in 26 cities including Washington DC. In September 2010 they toured the length of California and took part in 26 rallies. The doctors met with thousands of Americans at these rallies who clearly expressed their sorrow and anger about our healthcare system and expressed approval for a publicly managed, privately delivered national health program, sometimes called Medicare for All or single payer plan. Now they’ve begun their Oregon tour.

Sponsors: U of O Psychology Honor Society, Physicians for National Health Program- Oregon Chapter, Health Care for All- Oregon, Eugene-Springfield Solidarity Network, Lane branch- Industrial Workers of the World

5-6 pm: March to campus from Old Federal Building at 7th & Pearl, music
6-8 pm: Open with Music by Scott Fife, “American Single Payer Blues”
Testimonies of physicians, Short videos, Audience participation, Question and Answer, More music

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Student Insurgent believes that all freedom are predicated on being alive, defending one's health is a necessary project. The Student Insurgent therefore Stands in solidarity with efforts to provide medical treatment for all people.

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