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Doctors Report on the state of America’s Health

  • When: Saturday, December 13, 2104
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Nov 26th, 2014

WHEN: Saturday, December 13th at 4:00PM

WHERE: 518 Valencia @ 16th St in San Francisco

WHAT: Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) met in New Orleans on November 15.  PNHP is an organization of 22,000 healthcare providers who campaign for a national healthcare system minus the insurance industry.  A focus at this year’s conference was “Seeking Health Equity.” Attendees of the meeting will report on the national conference.

Speakers:

Hank Abrons, MD, past president of PNHP-CA

Art Chen, MD, PNHP member and Time Magazine’s “Man of the Year”

Li-hsia Wang, MD, member of PNHP

Don Bechler, Chair of Single Payer Now

For more information call 415–695-7891 or email Don  (dbechleratvaluedotnet)  

Download Leaflet here: 2014 Dec 13 Doctors Report on the State of America’s Health


Switzerland’s Healthcare: Did the Voters Reject National Healthcare?

  • When: Thursday, December 4, 2014
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Nov 26th, 2014

WHEN: Thurs., December 4, 2014 at  6:30PM

WHERE: 518 Valencia St. @ 16th St.,  San Francisco

WHO: A seminar/discussion presented by Dr. Claudia Chaufan, MD PhD
Physicians for a National Healthcare Program member and Associate Professor at UCSF

WHAT: On September 28, 2014, Swiss citizens cast their votes via a referendum that would decide if Switzerland would adopt a National Single Payer System that would replace the multiple private insurers throughout the country. The result was an overwhelming NO, making it the second referendum for Single Payer Health Care to be defeated (Managed Care has also been defeated in the past via referendum).

Supporters (and critics) of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have argued that the ACA is a “version” of Swiss health care, and this referendum adds weight to their claim that single-payer can never be achieved in the U.S. – nor should it be.

With no changes to their system, Swiss citizens and residents will continue to navigate through a network of private insurers, featuring increasingly limited networks, higher deductibles, and other “trade-offs” to escalating costs to purchase affordable care. So why did the Swiss reject Single Payer? How similar is their system to the ACA? Do the Swiss actually like their current system?

In this presentation, we will discuss:

  • these and other questions
  • briefly compare/contrast Swiss Health Care with the ACA to clarify usual misrepresentations about both systems. We will also discuss
  • the implications of this vote for US supporters of Single Payer and how we can move from debate to action.

Download PDF of leaflet here: 2014 Dec 4 Switzerland’s Healthcare

FOR MORE INFORMATION: href=“edbechleratvauledotnet“>Email Don, or Call (415) 695‑7891

We look forward to an engaging evening!


Mailing Party

  • When: Wednesday, November 26, 2014
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Nov 15th, 2014

Help Send the Mail with

Single Payer Now

WHEN: Wednesday, Nov 26th, noon to 7:00pm

WHERE: 2467 28th Ave (1/2 block south of Taraval and the L Taraval MUNI)

(Street Parking Available)

The mailing will announce our 6:30PM Thursday Dec 4th meeting on the recent Swiss election to reject single payer, and a 4pm Saturday Dec 13th meeting, which reports on the Physicians for a National Healthcare Program national meeting.

Mailings are fun.  You will be working with some  the best people on earth.  And the political discussions are enlightening.

Please let us know when you can help! Call (415) 695‑7891 or email Don.  (dbechleratvaluedotnet)  

*****Our host will be preparing dinner, please let us know you’re coming so he knows how much food to prepare.


Mailing Party

  • When: Tuesday, November 25, 2014
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Nov 15th, 2014

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Single Payer Now

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov 25th, noon to 7:00pm

WHERE: 2467 28th Ave (1/2 block south of Taraval and the L Taraval MUNI)

(Street Parking Available)

The mailing will announce our 6:30PM Thursday Dec 4th meeting on the recent Swiss election to reject single payer, and a 4pm Saturday Dec 13th meeting, which reports on the Physicians for a National Healthcare Program national meeting.

Mailings are fun.  You will be working with some  the best people on earth.  And the political discussions are enlightening.

Please let us know when you can help! Call (415) 695‑7891 or email Don.  (dbechleratvaluedotnet)  

*****Our host will be preparing dinner, please let us know you’re coming so he knows how much food to prepare.


Mailing Party

  • When: Monday, November 24, 2014
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Nov 15th, 2014

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Single Payer Now

WHEN: Mon Nov 24th, 3:00 to 7:00pm

WHERE: 2467 28th Ave (1/2 block south of Taraval and the L Taraval MUNI)

(Street Parking Available)

The mailing will announce our 6:30PM Thursday Dec 4th meeting on the recent Swiss election to reject single payer, and a 4pm Saturday Dec 13th meeting, which reports on the Physicians for a National Healthcare Program national meeting.

Mailings are fun.  You will be working with some  the best people on earth.  And the political discussions are enlightening.

Please let us know when you can help! Call (415) 695‑7891 or email Don.  (dbechleratvaluedotnet)  

*****Our host will be preparing dinner, please let us know you’re coming so he knows how much food to prepare.


Help Campaign for Medicare for All– March for Housing

  • When: Saturday, October 4, 2014
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Sep 30th, 2014

WHEN: Saturday, October 4th, from 1pm to 6pm

WHERE: 24th St and York to 16th St and Mission, SF

WHAT: We will be collecting postcards in support of HR 676 & speaking to housing rights activists about Medicare for All. The Human right to health is undeniably linked to the human right to housing. Join us as we speak truth to power!!!!

For more info, Email Don  (dbechleratvaluedotnet)   or call (415) 695‑7891

WHY: Historic march to STOP all Evictions in the Mission!

March for affordable housing!

March 2 STOP Gentrification in the Mission & SF!

March to stop development of luxury condos!

Join Our Mission No Eviction & The Plaza 16 Coalition in this historic march for the Mission to demand affordable housing. Join this growing coalition of residents, non-profits,families, small business, artist, musicians, youth, seniors, teachers, Neighborhood Associations, Merchant Associations, activist, LGBT community and more.…come march with us on this one year anniversary of Our Mission No Eviction march of October 12, 2013 and to continue the battle for the Mission and affordable housing and to fight against the biggest development the Mission has ever seen that is planned for the 16th St. Plaza. https://www.facebook.com/Plaza16Coalition

Adelante and Si Se Puede!

March will begin at 24th and York and march on 24th towards Mission then on Mission to 16th St. Plaza.

1:00 PM Gather at BRAVA Theater 24th and York

2:00 PM March begins

3:00 PM Rally and Festival 16 St. Plaza

EMAIL: AndyatPlaza16dotorg for more info or Roberto Hernandez at 415–206-0577


Attend Climate Rally And Help Campaign for Medicare for All

  • When: Sunday, September 21, 2014
  • Where: Oakland,CA
  • Posted: Sep 16th, 2014

When: Sunday, Sept. 21st  from 1–5 PM

Where: Oakland’s Lake Merritt Amphitheater

(12th St and Lake Merritt Dr — 4 blocks from Lake Merritt BART station)

What: Attend a large Climate Rally and help us to talk with people about single payer healthcare.   We will be asking people to write letters and sign postcards in support of HR 676, the national Medicare for All Act.

As Medicare for All activists, we need to advocate for solutions to solve the global warming crisis. We also need to talk about how extreme weather negatively impacts people’s health, and those most vulnerable often do not have health insurance.

Please let us know if you can help. We find it’s best to talk with folks before the rally begins. We will have the table set up by 1PM.

For more info., email Don  (dbechleratvaluedotnet)   or Call  415–695-7891

Download half sheet leaflet for the event: ClimateRally_Sep21_HalfPage


Help get out the Mail!

  • When: Friday, July 11, 2014
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Jul 1st, 2014

When: Friday, July 11th, between noon and 7pm,

Where: 2468 28th Ave in SF. (near L Taraval Line) ample street parking.

Please R.S.V.P. to (415) 695‑7891 or email Don.   (dbechleratvaluedotnet)  


Help get out the Mail!

  • When: Thursday, July 10, 2014
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Jul 1st, 2014

When: Thurs., July 10th, between noon and 7pm,

Where: 2468 28th Ave in SF. (near L Taraval Line) ample street parking.

Please RSVP to (415) 695‑7891 or email Don.   (dbechleratvaluedotnet)  


Collect Postcards SF Mime Troupe

  • When: Sunday, July 6, 2014
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Jul 1st, 2014

Join us on Sunday, July 6, at 1pm, to help collect postcards at the Yerba
Buena Gardens Mime Troupe show in SF

For more info., Call (415) 695‑7891 or email Don.  (dbechleratvaluedotnet)