Single Payer Now


Help Campaign for SB 562 In So Cal

  • When: Saturday, April 8, 2017
  • Where: West Covina & Riverside, CA
  • Posted: Apr 5th, 2017

From our Healthy California Campaign Friends:

Save the date!  Saturday, April 8th.

It’s here!!!! S.B. 562, The Healthy California Act, full bill language was released last Thursday!  Before we can win guaranteed healthcare to all Californians, it has to pass a vote coming soon in the State Senate Health Committee.  The members of that committee need to hear from constituents ASAP.  Join other Healthy California supporters to knock on some doors and spread the Healthy California message in key senators’ home districts!

Millions of Americans dodged the bullet of losing their healthcare coverage last week when the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act collapsed.  But there is still great insecurity and uncertainty in households throughout the country.  We know that Paul Ryan and company will be back to try again.

Californians don’t have to just wait and hope for the best.  The Golden State now has the opportunity to create a healthcare model for the whole country with S.B. 562, the Healthy California Act.  The Act will establish a “Medicare for All” style program that would not only cover all Californians, but lower costs for families and businesses.  And, it is the real alternative to the cruel path to pain offered by congressional leadership and the White House.

Join us April 8th to fight for the healthcare security we all deserve!

Senator Roth Canvass Meet-up
Andulka Park
5201 Chicago Ave.
Riverside, CA
10AM to 2PM

Senator Hernandez and Newman canvass Meet-up
101 N. Barranca St.
West Covina, CA
10AM to 2PM

No Canvass in your area? Make your voice heard! Let the Chair of the Senate Health Committee, Sen. Ed Hernandez, know you support SB 562:

Call or write Senator Ed Hernandez:
Phone: (916) 651‑4022
Email: senatordothernandezatsenatedotcadotgov  (senatordothernandezatsenatedotcadotgov)  

Want to do more? Check out our calendar for more events or contact the Healthy California Regional Coordinator in your area to get involved! And if you are part of an organization, business, or union that would like to support the bill please submit a Support Letter and join our campaign!

Healthy CA Team

California’s Medicare for All Legislation SB 562

  • When: Saturday, April 15, 2017
  • Where: San Francisco, CA
  • Posted: Apr 5th, 2017

How does SB 562 provide health care?

How can we campaign for SB 562?

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

In California, we have the chance to legislate our own health care program that covers everyone, has no co-pays, no deductibles, and no premiums. SB 562 will remove the insurance industry from our lives. Join us for an exciting panel discussion to learn more about how you can help ALL Californians win the health care they deserve!

WHEN: Saturday, April 15th @ 3:00 PM

WHERE: 2940 16TH ST in SF  (One block from Mission St and the 16th St BART)

WHO: A Panel of Single Payer Now Activists Discussing SB 562 – The Healthy California Act

For more information, call (415) 695‑7891 or email Don  (dbechleratvaluedotnet)  .

Download meeting leaflet here

Healthcare Yes! Insurance Companies No!

Speakers Training

  • When: Saturday, May 27, 2017
  • Where: Los Angeles, CA
  • Posted: Mar 31st, 2017

Join Labor United for Universal Healthcare and the Healthy California Campaign in Los Angeles for a speakers training not to be missed!

Please visit the LUUH webpage for more details and to register online. Don’t delay, space is filling up fast and seats are limited!! Email Sarah Springer  (sarahatlaborforhealthcaredotorg)   or call (213)  252‑1351 for more information.

Speakers Training: Saturday, May 27, 2017, 9 am to 4 pm, CNA (255 W. Broadway, Glendale):$25 (includes lunch)

There are two ways to register and pay.

  1. You can print our flyer, fill out the Registration Form at the bottom, and mail it along with a check to the address listed — OR
  2. You can pay conveniently and securely with a credit card online:

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.