Posted: Jul 3rd, 2011
Why we support Medicare for All
When: Saturday, July 30, 2011
Where: San Francisco, CA
July 30 is the 46th Anniversary of Medicare’s Passage into Law
Come to a discussion on the importance of expanding Medicare to everyone.
When: Sat. July 30th at 3:00pm
Where: 255 Ninth St – SF At ILWU Local 6 Union Hall (2 blocks south of Market between Howard and Folsom) Nearest to Civic Center BART/MUNI
Why: Because before Medicare in 1964, only 51 percent of Americans 65 and older had health care coverage & nearly 30 percent of seniors lived below the poverty line.
Today, virtually all Americans 65 and older have health care coverage & 7.5 percent of seniors live below the poverty line.
Medicare provides comprehensive health care coverage to 47 million Americans, including: 39 million seniors; and 8 million people under age 65 with disabilities.
Carl Finamore: former President (ret), Air Transport Employees, Local Lodge 1781, IAMAW & current delegate, SF Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
Barry Hermanson: Co-chair, California Green Party Coordinating Committee
Flora Luo and Jimmy Nguyen: Core Member and Youth Organizers with Chinese Progressive Association
Michael Lyon: Gray Panthers
Rachel Schapira: Potrero Hill Democratic Club
Sponsored by Single Payer Now. For more information call 415–695-7891 or email Don. (dbechlervaluenet)