We are building a statewide movement for health care for all of us. Don't see an event near you? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get started organizing in your area!
Monday, October 22, 2018 at 08:00 PMZoom Video Conference (join by computer or phone; video is optional)
Please RSVP at bottom or here: https://www.nyhcampaign.org/boss_102218
Please feel free to share widely the Facebook event: www.facebook.com/events/1983404211877108/
Our calls are via the Zoom Video Conference Platform. You can join via the internet, without or without video feed; or you can join by dialing in (note that you won’t be able to see any screensharing or see the chat thread if you dial in).
*If you have not used Zoom Conference before, please leave a few minutes to go through the setup process beforehand so you can join the conference on time.
Main agenda for the 10/22 call:
*This call will be more discussion and less presentation than usual; please come with your thoughts about these items and ready to share what work you are doing in your area!
1. RAND Corporation study & businesses
2. Letters to the Editor from the business perspective
4. Business Testimonial Project (public examples here)
Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at 07:30 PMMt Sinai Beth Israel Ambulatory Unit
PNHP - NY Metro's Monthly Forum:
Long-Term Care, Disability Rights, and
the Single-Payer Movement
Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 - 9:00 PM
Mt. Sinai Beth Israel’s Phillips Ambulatory Care Center,
10 Union Square East @ E. 14th Street, 2nd Floor Auditorium, Manhattan
- Nadina LaSpina, NYC educator and disability rights activist
- Henry Moss, PhD, Board Member, PNHP - New York Metro
- Representatives from New York Caring Majority, a coalition of advocacy organizations representing older adults, people with disabilities, family caregivers, and home care workers
Join PNHP - NY Metro for a wide-ranging discussion of this critical issue. Long-term personal care has been inadequately addressed in the single-payer community but is an essential part of health care. Millions of older adults and younger adults with disabilities rely on such care for a decent quality of life. Yet caregiving is insufficiently valued in our society, and millions of unpaid family caregivers, mostly women, forego employment, reduce hours, or leave jobs to care for loved ones. Paid caregivers, mostly women of color, suffer low pay and poor working conditions. Disabled younger adults often forego higher education and quality careers to stay poor enough to qualify for public services.
Long-term care is included as a benefit in the national Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act, HR 676, and will be added to the New York Health Act when it is reintroduced for the 2019 legislative session. This promises to bring older adults, younger adults with disabilities, caregivers, and care workers into active support for a universal single-payer health program in New York.
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 07:00 PMCrossfit South Brooklyn in Brooklyn, NY
This event is free - please RSVP: http://bit.ly/rsvp102718
"Fix It" is a powerful 22-minute documentary that takes an in-depth look into the damaging effects of our current healthcare system and makes the case to move to a universal, single-payer healthcare system.
Q+A with Dr. Martha Livingston will follow the screening to better understand how the New York Health Act - a bill proposing a universal, single-payer system in NY - could impact you, your family, or your business, and how you can help make it a reality.
Business owners and freelancers especially encouraged to attend.
Gender-neutral facilities available.
Saturday October 27th, 7pm-9pm (doors 645pm)
at Crossfit South Brooklyn, 597 Degraw St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/292414531364767/
The New York Health Act would guarantee healthcare for every New York resident regardless of income, immigration, employment, health or other statuses.
It is comprehensive (i.e. includes dental, vision, mental health, prescriptions).
It also would save 98% of us money!
LEARN MORE: nyhcampaign.org
Martha Livingston, PH.D. Professor, is Chair of the Public Health Department at SUNY Old Westbury, and is Vice Chair of Physicians for a National Health Program - NY Metro Chapter. She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Health Policy, a member of the Steering Committee of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Health Care and a serious New York Mets fan. Dr. Livingston has researched and written on the Canadian healthcare system. She has advocated for national healthcare reform since 1992, and is an editor, with Mary E. O’Brien, M.D., of 10 Excellent Reasons for National Health Care, New York: The New Press, 2008.
Forum hosted by:
CrossFit South Brooklyn
Campaign for New York Health
Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) - NY Metro Chapter