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Health Care Justice Rally @ Trump Tower

  • When: Friday, January 13, 2017
  • Where: New York, NY
  • Posted: Jan 7th, 2017

We are in a life or death fight for our health care. Republican proposals for health care reform will cause millions of people to lose insurance coverage. Those who have coverage will see the return of illegal tactics private insurance corporations to deny and restrict care. Remember, the only way they make money is when they don’t have to pay for the health care you need.

Join health care justice advocates at Trump Tower on Jan 13th just hours before the annual Single Payer Strategy Conference begins to point to the only solution that is truly universal, and guaranteed to provide high quality, affordable health care: Medicare for All!

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Trump Versus America’s Health

  • When: Saturday, February 4, 2017
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Jan 7th, 2017

Trump and the Republican congress want to gut the Affordable Care Act, privatize Medicare, cut back on Medicaid, and privatize the Veteran’s Administration.

Trumps attacks on us mean more costs for the 99% and more profits for the 1%.

Trump’s dastardly plans also mean more people without healthcare.

Single Payer Now wants to expand healthcare to everyone by passing HR 676, the Expanded and Improved Medicare for All Act.

Join us for a panel discussion on how to move forward and defend what healthcare we have.  The panel is composed of Single Payer Now activists who will report on the National Strategy Conference, which takes place January 13–16 in New York

WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 4th at 3:00 P.M.

WHERE: 518 Valencia in SF (At 16th St – 2 blocks from the 16th St BART)

Single Payer Now panelists include:

Barry Hermanson

Norma Myers

Murray Pender

Brian Stompe

Don Bechler

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

Sponsored by Single Payer Now

Download meeting leaflet here: 2017 Feb mtg

Healthcare Yes!

Insurance Companies No!

Support Medicare for All


National Single Payer Strategy Conference

  • When: Saturday, January 14, 2017
  • Where: New York, NY
  • Posted: Nov 9th, 2016

Join Us in New York, NY!

You are invited to join hundreds of activists for a weekend of inspiration and strategy to win single-payer national health insurance! This year’s national Strategy Conference will be hosted in New York, where the Campaign for New York Health has passed single-payer legislation through the state Assembly the past two years and is closing in on legislation in the Senate. The conference also takes place one week before the Presidential Inauguration, providing space for new activists and experienced leaders alike to learn best organizing practices from around the country and analyze the challenges and opportunities facing the single-payer movement this coming year.

When: Friday, January 13 at 7:00PM – Sunday, January 15 at noon

Conference Venues:
Friday night reception (7PM-9PM): Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 2nd floor, 481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001
Saturday (9AM-6PM) and Sunday (9AM-noon) conference: AFSCME District Council 37, 125 Barclay St, New York, NY 10007

Hotel: Wyndham New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001

Conference Wiki: Coming soon!

Live tweets: Follow the conference (or comment on the conference) on twitter using #spscny and #singlepayer

Registration: Follow the three steps below to complete your conference registration!

STEP 1 – Please Register for the Conference

Click here to register online today! Early registration is $75 per person through Friday, December 16, after which registration rises to $85 per person. Registration includes lunch on Saturday (Jan 14th) and continental breakfast on Saturday and Sunday (Jan 14th-15th), along with access to the Friday night reception at the Wyndham New Yorker and all plenaries and workshops Saturday and Sunday.

Registration does not book you a hotel room – proceed to Step 2!

STEP 2 – Book Your Hotel Room

Healthcare-NOW and the Labor Campaign for Single Payer Healthcare have reserved a block of rooms at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel at $149 per night. The New Yorker Hotel is located half a block away from Penn Station. You can book a room with one queen-sized bed or two double beds at this rate, and attendees are welcome to share rooms if they wish at no additional charge. The cut-off date for getting the group rate is Friday, December 30th, but we also have limited rooms in our block and may run out prior to December 30th! You can book you room online or by phone:

Solidarity Housing and Hotel Room Sharing

Follow this link for our solidarity housing and room sharing page for the conference! Here we list everyone (anonymously) offering and seeking solidarity housing, as well everyone interested in sharing a hotel room, along with any criteria they may have (e.g. gender preference, allergies to cats/dogs, etc.). If you would like to have a post added to our solidarity housing page, or be put in touch with anyone who has a post listed, shoot us an email at infoathealthcare-nowdotorg  (infoathealthcare-nowdotorg)  !

STEP 3 – Support the Conference With an Ad or Name Listing in the Program Book!

Click here to purchase an ad in the Conference Program Book! Ads in the program book are a great way to show your support for the movement, to thank particular organizations or individuals, or to get the word out about your work. This year, we are seeking a small number of “Platinum Sponsors” to make a $2,500 donation that will enable us to host the opening night reception at the hotel, and comes with a complimentary full-page ad and a free registration fee.

PDF of Conference Flyer (if making multiple copies, please use a union print shop)!


Doctors Report on America’s Health

  • When: Saturday, December 3, 2016
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Nov 9th, 2016

How does U.S. Healthcare Compare with other countries?

Is the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) working?

How will the national elections affect healthcare reform?

A panel of participants will report on the Physicians for a National Health Program national conference. Join us for stimulating conversation and to learn how we are going to organize to win MediCare for ALL!!!

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016 @ 3:00 PM

WHERE: 518 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA (At 16th St – 2 blocks from the 16th St BART)

WHO? A panel report back and discussion featuring:

Jeff Gee M.D. – Family physician and chair of the Bay Area PNHP chapter

Persephone Gee RN, MSN — City College of San Francisco Instructor of Nursing,  AFT 2121 union member

Alireza Rezapour M.D. – Internal Medicine and PNHP member

Li-hsia Wang M.D. – Retired Pediatrician and PNHP member

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

Download PDF of Leaflet here 2016 Dec mtg Doctors report

Sponsored by Single Payer Now

Cosponsored by Physicians for a National Health Program-CA

Healthcare– Yes! Insurance Companies– No!

Support Medicare for All!!


Mailing Party

  • When: Sunday, November 27, 2016
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Nov 9th, 2016

WHAT: Mailing party

WHEN: Sunday, Nov. 27th, 2016 from 11:00 AM-6:00 PM

WHERE: 2467 24th Ave, SF (Close to Muni line, and plenty of street parking available)

Please call 415–695-7891 for more details OR

Email Don  (dbechleratvaluedotnet)   if you want to let us know you are coming!


Mailing Party

  • When: Saturday, November 26, 2016
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Nov 9th, 2016

WHAT: Mailing party

WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 26th, 2016 from 11:00 AM-6:00 PM\

WHERE: 2467 24th Ave, SF (Close to Muni line, and plenty of street parking available)

Please call 415–695-7891 for more details OR

Email Don  (dbechleratvaluedotnet)   if you want to let us know you are coming!


Mailing Party

  • When: Sunday, September 11, 2016
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Aug 17th, 2016

Join us to help get out the mail!

WHEN: Sunday, Sept. 11th from 11am to 6pm (We will provide Dinner at 6pm each at day)

WHERE: 2467 28TH AVE, SF, 94116 (½ block south of Taraval and L-Taraval MUNI)

Please email Don  (dbechleratvaluedotnet)   or call (415) 695‑7891 to let us know you are coming so we know how much food to prepare.


Mailing Party

  • When: Saturday, September 10, 2016
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Aug 17th, 2016

Join us to help get out the mail!

WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 10th from 11am to 6pm (We will provide Dinner at 6pm each at day)

WHERE: 2467 28TH AVE, SF, 94116 (½ block south of Taraval and L-Taraval MUNI)

Please email Don  (dbechleratvaluedotnet)   or call (415) 695‑7891 to let us know you are coming so we know how much food to prepare.


Mailing Party

  • When: Friday, September 9, 2016
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Aug 17th, 2016

Mailing Party

WHEN: Friday, Sept. 9th from 11am to 6pm

We will provide Dinner at 6pm each at day

WHERE: 2467 28TH AVE, SF, 94116 (½ block south of Taraval and L-Taraval MUNI)

Please email Don  (dbechleratvaluedotnet)   or call (415) 695‑7891 to let us know you are coming so we know how much food to prepare.


Democrats Supporting Medicare for All

  • When: Saturday, September 17, 2016
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Aug 17th, 2016

How can Democrats work for Single Payer Healthcare when the Democratic Party candidate, Hillary Clinton, opposes Medicare for All?

When: Sat.  Sept. 17th @ 3pm
Where: 518 Valencia in SF (At 16th St – 2 blocks from the 16th St BART)

A panel discussion featuring:

Karen Bernal – Former chair of the Progressive Caucus of the California Democratic Party and Co-representative of the Sanders delegation at the Democratic Convention

Tom Gallagher — Bernie Sanders delegate to Democratic Convention and chair of SF Progressive Democrats of America

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

Healthcare Yes! Insurance Companies No!

Support Medicare for All

Sponsored by Single Payer Now