[HIMC] Is Health Care for All Possible? Universal Health Care Forum - Sat. Oct 13th, New Haven, CT
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"Health Care: Basic Human Right or Privilege?"
A Public Forum on Universal Health Care
Saturday, October 13, 2007 2-4 p.m.
United Church on the Green 270 Temple St., New Haven, CT
Suggested contribution $10
Click here for more information: http://www.squeakywheel.net/healthcareforum.html
Click here for flyer:
Sponsored by Squeaky Wheel Productions, national distributor of Between The Lines Radio news magazine.
NEW HAVEN: The failure of the U.S. health care system will be discussed in a public forum titled: "Health Care: Basic Human Right or a Privilege?" with keynote speakers Dr. Stephanie Woolhandler, Harvard associate professor of medicine and cofounder of Physicians for a National Health Program, and UNITE HERE Hospitality Industry President John Wilhelm. The program will be moderated by Between The Lines and WPKN Radio producers: Scott Harris, Denise Manzari and Melinda Tuhus.
A community panel, including Connecticut House Majority Leader Christopher Donovan, will engage the keynote speakers in substantive discussion.
The forum on universal health care will be held from 2-:00 to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the United Church on the Green, 270 Temple St., New Haven , CT .
A reception honoring the work of Dr. Woolhandler and Mr. Wilhelm will take place directly after the forum from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the United Church on the Green's reception hall.
In advance of the 2008 presidential election, a new national debate on reforming U.S. health care has been triggered by the harmful failures of a privatized system plagued by these fundamental flaws:
*Forty-seven million Americans are without health insurance; over 360,000 in Connecticut.
*Lack of health insurance causes roughly 18,000 unnecessary deaths every year in the United States .
*Although the U.S. leads the world in spending on health care, it is the only industrialized nation without universal coverage.
*The World Health Organization ranks the United States health system #37, after all European nations, Canada and Japan.
*Inability to pay medical bills is the leading cause of personal bankruptcy in the U.S. , according to a Harvard University study.
The suggested contribution for the forum is $10. Advance tickets for the reception are $35 per person where appetizers, wine and beer will be served. Deadline for Reception reservations is October 7th.
This event is sponsored by Squeaky Wheel Productions, nonprofit national distributors of Between the Lines radio newsmagazine, and co-sponsored by Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut. Call (203) 268-8446 ext. 3 for reservations, directions and information or visit www.squeakywheel.net or www.btlonline.org.
For more information on Universal Health Care Foundation of Connecticut, visit www.universalhealthct.org. For more information on the foundation's campaign, Health Care for Everyone, visit healthcare4every1.org.
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