Single Payer Healthcare in Oregon

Mad As Hell Doctors Promote Single Payer Health Care on Oregon Tour in April, 2011 Map

The Oregon Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) and Mad As Hell Doctors (MAHD) follow their landmark 2009 national and 2010 California tours with spirited rallies in Oregon.  Their program includes musicians and sing-alongs, documentary videos by Paul Hochfeld M.D. and a cartoon explaining single payer health care, testimony by physicians and nurses, and “Mad As Heck Minutes” by audience members.

Pendleton   Monday Apr 25 Community Room, City Hall 6:30-8 p.m., 500 SW Emigrant  Contact: Frank Erickson MD   Map

La Grande   Tuesday Apr 26 Grande Ronde Hospital Mt. Emily Room, 7-8:30 p.m.,900 Sunset Drive  Contact: Bill Whitaker   Cell  541-805-5681   Map

Baker City  Wednesday Apr 27 Baker City Library 7-8:30 p.m. Contact: Marilyn Dudek 541-523-4421  Map

Bend  Thursday Apr 28 the First United Methodist Church, 680 NW Bond St, 7-8:30 p.m.,  Contact: David Stranahan    Map

Madras   Friday Apr 29 TBA  Contact: Beth Ann Beamer

The Dalles   Saturday Apr 30The Dalles Civic Center 7-8:30 p.m. Contact: Jesse Papac    Map

Hood River  Sunday May 1 Riverside Community Church   7-8:30 p.m. Contact: Jesse Papac  Map

PNHP is a group of physicians, nurses, ancillary health providers, and other concerned citizens advocating for an improved and expanded Medicare program to provide financially sustainable universal health coverage for all Americans. In September 2009, PNHP doctors traveled 6,000 miles through America’s heartland from Portland, OR, to Washington, D.C., stopping at over 40 venues in 17 states. After appearances on the Ed Schultz Show (MSNBC), Keith Olberman (MSNBC), Democracy Now! and interviews on dozens of other media outlets, the group is continuing its unique approach and activist flair to advocate for Single Risk Pool, Improved Medicare-for-All.

PNHP contends that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (P-PACA) does too little to protect the health and livelihood of patients and their families. P-PACA serves to further entrench the current medical-industrial complex with an unsustainable cost spiral within our health care system. PNHP further contends that while the Oregon Health Policy Board, a result of House Bill 2009, has proposed critical improvements in Oregon’s health care system, these improvements will be affordable only under a Single Risk Pool, Improved Medicare-for-All plan.

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