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Thank you for your Organization Membership

In addition to any benefits enjoyed by non-member supporters, membership in good standing entitles an individual or an organization representative to vote in SPAN State Council elections, to nominate and hold office in SPAN State Council, to receive a 25% discount on the Annual Conference Registration fee and any other benefits offered to members. Dues and/or contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.

 

 

Thank you for your Individual Membership

In addition to any benefits enjoyed by non-member supporters, membership in good standing entitles an individual or an organization representative to vote in SPAN State Council elections, to nominate and hold office in SPAN State Council, to receive a 25% discount on the Annual Conference Registration fee and any other benefits offered to members. Dues and/or contributions are not deductible for federal income tax purposes.

 

 

The False Promise of the Public Option by Dr. Paul Song, president of California PNHP (Registration Required) Date changed to July 31, 2021.

Dr. Paul Song was most recently on the faculty of the Samuel Oschin Cancer Center at Cedars Sinai Medical Center and currently sees Medicaid and uninsured patients at Dignity California Hospital.

Dr. Song is the current President of Physicians for a National Health Program – California. He served as the co-chair of the Campaign for a Healthy California from 2017-2018 and was the very first visiting fellow on health care policy in the California Department of Insurance in 2013.

He is the chief operating officer/chief medical officer of NKMax America, Inc., a subsidiary of South Korean-based ATGen Global, where he oversees all translational research and clinical programs. He is also the chief medical officer of Hawkeye Bio.

Dr. Song graduated with honors from the University of Chicago and received his medical degree from George Washington University. He completed his residency in radiation oncology at the University of Chicago where he served as chief resident and completed a brachytherapy fellowship at the Institute Gustave Roussy in Villejuif, France. He was also awarded an ASTRO research fellowship in 1995 for his research in radiation-inducible gene therapy.

Dr. Song serves on the national board of Physicians for a National Health Program, Healthcare Now, and Progressive Democrats of America.

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

When: Jul 31, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kf-urpj8oH9f8IchcGf8U1xh3gfg-BlP0

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

MEDICARE FOR ALL YARD SIGNS NOW AVAILABLE

 18” x 24“

We are asking for a donation of $5 to $15 for individual signs. 

At this point we are not mailing out signs.   If you would like a Medicare for All Lawn Sign, please contact the person closest to you.

Cincinnati:  Dee Chavez   (513-413-1178)   Dee49@fuse.net
 
Cleveland:  Thera Parks,    (440) 787-6517   tvparks8@gmail.com
 
Columbus:   Bob Krasen   (614-261-0754)   brkrasen@gmail.com
 
Dayton  Matt Noordsij-Jones  (937-321-8698)  mattnj78@gmail.com
 
Medina:  Kristin Kranz  (330-635-6435)   kikikranz@gmail.com
 
Niles:  Julie Stout  (330-957-1490)    julieannstout@gmail.
 
Toledo:  John Ross   drjohnross@ameritech.net
 
 
 ALSO AVAILABLE - Bumper Stickers
If you are interested in obtaining one or more bumper stickers, contact Kendall Mays at kendall.mays1@gmail.com 
 
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Climate Change and Health Care-What is our position?

Climate change poses an urgent threat to human health in the form of scorching temperatures, extreme weather, food and water shortages, air pollution, and an increase in infectious diseases and allergens. A comprehensive health care plan not only includes quality, affordable medical treatment for all, but also a solid prevention program. Recognizing the importance of combining prevention and treatment, SPAN Ohio is committed to addressing climate change and partnering with other organizations that share this commitment.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Region 1 SPAN Meeting, Mon. 23 Aug, 2021 (5:00 pm - 6:00 pm)Region 1 Cleveland area SPAN meeting will be held online via Zoom (or conference call) on Monday, August 23, at 5:00 PM. P...
  • State Conference / 20th Annivers...Sat. 23 Apr, 2022 (10:00 am - 5:00 pm)Quest Conference Center, Columbus, OH.  If all goes well, this will be our first in-person meeting since the beginnin...
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