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10-12 more hospitals are under threat of closure and others are reducing services
Each hospital closure leads to longer response times, wait times, and dangerous over-crowding
Currently, the State of NY decides which hospitals and services are shut down in NYC.While closed down hospitals are routinely being turned into condos, the State of New York has failed to replace these vital resources. It’s time for NYC communities to have a direct say in the health care decisions that affect our lives and our health.
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Community Forum on Hospital Closures
Tues, July 22nd @ 6:30 PM
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Square South
Wheelchair Accessible Entrance on 239 Thompson
(enter, turn left, take elevator down)
PNHP-NY Metro Monthly Forum
Tuesday, May 20, 7:30 p.m.
Beth Israel’s Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
10 Union Square East @ E.14th St., 2nd Floor Auditorium
Free and open to all
Can we pass Single Payer in Albany?
Roundtable discussion on the New York Health Campaign
In the last two years, the campaign to create a single-payer health care system in New York State has made tremendous progress. Assm. Gottfried’s New York Health bill now has 74 cosponsors in the Assembly (76 needed to pass), and the number of endorsing unions, professional and community groups has gone from 37 to almost 80 in the last three months. The 45-member New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Legislative Caucus endorsed the bill the day after our Lobby Day, attended by 250 participants. How did we get here, and what obstacles do we face moving forward? What lessons can we learn from the 1992 campaign, the last time the bill was able to pass the Assembly? Come join the conversation.
Co-Director, NYS AFL-CIO/Cornell Union Leadership Institute
Former Executive Director, New York Jobs with Justice Health Care Campaign
Dan O’Connell, MD
Family Medicine Faculty, Residency Program in Social Medicine,
Montefiore Medical Center; Board member, PNHP-NY Metro
Frank Proscia, MD
President, Doctors Council SEIU
Former Executive Director, New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health
Volunteer Coordinator, Healthcare-NOW! NYC
Moderated by Laurie Wen
Executive Director, PNHP-NY Metro
If passed, New York would lead the country in having the largest statewide universal, single payer health care system in the country. Every New Yorker would receive quality health care and be able to choose their medical provider. No more bankruptcies due to medical debt. No more denials from private health insurance companies. No more discrimination based on coverage status.
You’ll be joining hundreds of people, including physicians, nurses, health professionals, students, and patients to send the message to our elected officials: Healthcare is a Human Right!
A FREE lobby training will be held in New York City on April 27th. It’s a great opportunity to brush up on your talking points and advocacy skills.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spot Lights Discussion Series - Healthcare Reform: What’s Next?
Sat, May 10, 1-4 PM
137-16 Northern Boulevard
Flushing, NY 11354
What is the future of healthcare in NY?
How will changes in health care affect your family?
What health care options are best for our community?
Discussion, Q&A Led by Martha Livingston, Ph.D.
⇝ Professor and Chair of the Public Health department at SUNY College at Old Westbury
⇝ Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the New York Metro chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program
⇝ Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Public Health Policy
⇝ Member of the Steering Committee of the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Health Care
⇝ Longtime resident of Flushing, New York, and serious New York Mets fan.
Sponsored by the Peace & Social Action Committee of the Flushing Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends.
Join Healthcare-NOW! NYC and allies on May 1st for the annual May Day rally and march. We’ll be tabling in Union Square from 12-5pm. Stop on by and say hello!
You can pick up the latest materials on single-payer healthcare, get some Healthcare is a Human Right gear, and meet up to join the May Day march.
To volunteer or let us know you’ll be there email us at email@example.com.
12N – 5:00pm – Assemble in Union Square
Healthcare advocates will be tabling in Union Square (southwest corner of the park) from 12Noon – 5:00p.
5:00pm – May Day March
Join the annual May Day march from Union Square to Wall Street.
Healthcare is a Human Right!
We need to get as many calls to members of the New York State Assembly as possible on Tuesday, April 29th in support of bringing the New York Health bill to a vote before the session ends in June.
Assemblyman Richard Gottfried authored a letter to Speaker Silver, asking him to bring the bill to the floor for a vote. You can help by calling your Assembly person and urging them to sign on to Assemblyman Gottfried’s letter to Speaker Silver.
Every call counts! It makes a big difference to hear directly from their constituents.
Just follow these simple steps to make a big impact on health care justice:
1) Look up your NYS Assembly person at www.votesmart.org.
2) Contact the NYS Assembly Capitol Switchboard at (518) 455-4100 and ask for your Assembly Representative’s office.
3) Sample Scripts:
Hi, I’m a constituent of Assembly person ________. Today, I’m calling to request he/she join Assemblyman Gottfried in the “Dear Colleague” letter to Speaker Silver asking for the New York Health bill (5389A) to come to a vote this session.
This is an important issue to me because ______ .
I’d like confirmation of my request in writing be sent to (your address/email address). Thank you!
4) Let us know how it went!
Email Katie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for participating!
Electeds: State Senator Espaillat, City Councilmember Kallos, City Councilmember Rodriguez
Legislative Gazette: Labor unions back Gottfried-Perkins plan for universal, publicly-funded health care
Albany Times Union: Unions, medical providers support universal health care in N.Y.
Capital New York: Capital Health Care (see Rally Cry)
The Daily Beast: The Play Obamacare Needs: ‘Mercy Killers’ at the Working Theater
In These Times: Single Payer Rises Again
Albany Times Union (Video): Med students lobby for New Yorkers’ health
Albany Times Union: Single-payer activism gets boost from Obamacare
Harold Clurman Lab Theater
Written by Michael Milligan
Directed by Tom Oppenheim
Mercy Killers is a compelling, one-man play by Michael Milligan.
Joe loves apple pie, Rush Limbaugh, the 4th of July and his wife, Jane. He is blue-collar, corn-fed, made in the USA and proud, but when his uninsured wife is diagnosed with cancer, his patriotic feelings and passion for the ethos of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are turned upside down.
MERCY KILLERS Off Broadway Schedule
Tuesday, January 7 – Sunday, February 2
at the Stella Adler Studio Theater
31 West 27th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10001
Wednesday, February 5 to Sunday, February 9
at the Bronx UFT
2500 Halsey Street, Bronx, NY 10461
Tuesday, February 11 to Sunday, February 16
at the Local 3 IBEW
158-11 Jewel Avenue, Flushing, NY 11365
General Admission: $25
Students / Seniors / Union Members with ID: $23
To purchase tickets, visit Smart Tix (link below) or call 212.868.4444
Student Rush tickets and Group Sales Discounts are also available!
For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/MercyKillers