Read Scene Magazine's follow-up story on Dr. George Randt, SPAN supporter and doctor who was fired by St. John's Medical Center for putting patients before profits.
On another front, the work of Dr. Alice Faryna, who serves on SPAN's State Council, is cited in item 7 of Dr. Rob Stone's blog on the PNHP web site.
How much would you pay to keep your private health insurance instead of a single-payer system? A thousand dollars? Ten thousand dollars?
How about $350 billion? See full article......
SPAN Ohio's response to passage of the National Health Reform Bill. See our press release.
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Written and performed by Bob Wickline, backed up by Lynda, Marcee and Mandi Wickline
Click here to view photos of the community breakfast sponsored by the Cleveland Chapter of SPAN Ohio to see the Mad As Hell Doctors off to Washington.
HOLD OUT FOR SINGLE-PAYER!
If you're interested in hanging on to either, check out this video of the July 24 Bill Moyers Journal. It cuts through the clutter of health reform plans being proposed and goes straight to the heart of the problem.
See Video of June 10th Single-Payer Hearing in Washington
If you missed the May 22nd broadcast of Bill Moyers Journal on PBS titled "Our Broken Health Care System," click here to view his eye-opening interview with Drs. David Himmelstein and Sidney Wolfe. Click here to view his equally enlightening interview with Donna Smith of the California Nurses Association.
URGE YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO SUPPORT THIS BILL!
For each new session of the General Assembly, bills introduced in previous sessions which have not been acted upon must be reintroduced if action by the new Assembly is desired.
Accordingly, on April 29, 2009 State Representatives Michael Skindell and Robert Hagan jointly reintroduced the Health Care For All Ohioans Act (HCFAOA) in the House of Representatives (H.B. 159).
Co-sponsors of H.B. 159 are: Barbara Boyd, Edna Brown, Michael DeBose, John Domenick, Mike Foley, Marian Harris, Sandra Stabile Harwood, Joseph Koziura, Tom Letson, Clayton Luckie, Dale Mallory, Peter Ujvagi, W. Carlton Weddington, Sandra Williams, and Kenny Yuko.
If you don’t see your state representative listed above, we urge you to phone, write or email him or her asking for their support of this bill. (If you DO see your representative listed, let him or her know you appreciate their support.)
If you don't know who your state representative is, click Find Legislator by Zip Code which will take you to a page where all you need do is fill in your zip code to be taken to page that shows who your State Representative is. Click on his/her name to go to a page showing how to reach him or her.
U.S. Congressman Dennis Kucinich is currently circulating this letter to his colleagues in the House of Representatives, giving them the opportunity to sign on. The requested language would remove federal barriers to the enactment of state single payer plans.
Members of the HealthCare Access and Affordability Committee, shown in the table below, should be urged to include single-payer in their deliberations.
ACTION is needed. PLEASE DO WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP.