The term "Single-payer" means that one fund, administered by a non-profit government agency accountable to the public would make payment for all medical services. Period. The hundreds of private health insurance companies that currently do this work—each raking in profits for its stockholders and each with its own expensive bureaucracy and complicated policies—would no longer be involved as middle men. The choice of doctors and hospitals would be yours and decisions about your care would be made by you and your doctor, not an insurance company executive interested only in the bottom line. Medicare is one example of a single-payer plan.

Animations

For an entertaining and informative overview of single-payer, take a look at "WHAT IS SINGLE-PAYER?" an animation created for the general public by Stanford University Medical Student Graham Walker.

Like music with your messages?  "PIRATES OF THE HEALTH CARE-IBBEAN," an animation with music by the Austin Lounge Lizards, will tickle your funnybone.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Region 1 Meeting - Cleveland Mon. 29 Jan, 2018 (5:00 pm - 6:30 pm) North Shore AFL-CIO Office, 3250 Euclid Ave, 2nd floor - Note: enter parking lot from Prospect Ave. Enter building from re...
  • Meeting - Columbus Area Region o... Tue. 6 Feb, 2018 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm) The Columbus Area Region of SPAN Ohio will meet on Tuesday, February 6th, at 7 PM at the Columbus Metro Northside Lib...
  • SPAN STATE COUNCIL MEETING Sat. 10 Feb, 2018 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm) First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus - 93 W Weisheimer Rd - Columbus OH
  • Here's to Health - Region 5 Fund... Sat. 17 Feb, 2018 (4:00 pm - 7:00 pm)     "Here's to Health" -a toast to healthcare payment reform, aka, a single payer system in Ohio ...
  • Region 7 Monthly Organizing Meeting Sun. 18 Feb, 2018 (3:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Join us for an organizing meeting on Sunday February 18th at 3pm in conference room 3a at the downtown Dayton li...
  • Concert by the Carl Yaffey Band Fri. 23 Mar, 2018 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm)    "Concert by the Carl Yaffey Band", blues and swing, Friday, March 23rd at 7:00 PM at the Unitarian ...
  • SPAN ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCE Sat. 28 Apr, 2018 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) Quest Conference Center - 8405 Pulsar Place - Columbus OH
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