|June 22, 2009|
According to a recent report (pdf) by the city of Somerville, health care costs currently account for about 15% of the municipal budget and are out-pacing growth in revenues. A single payer plan would lift this burden, allowing cities like Somerville to maintain threatened services such as education, police, fire and libraries.
On Monday, June 22, Dr. Rachel Nardin, President of the Mass. chapter of Physicians for a National Health Plan, will present information about Single Payer, followed by a community discussion. The event takes place at the Somerville Library (Main Branch) at 7 PM.
A single payer system is publicly funded health care, privately delivered. Legislation in Congress and in the Massachusetts legislature would establish universal comprehensive coverage at a lower cost than the current patchwork of public and private plans.
Somerville/Medford United for Justice with Peace (SMUJP) is supporting the campaign for a single payer health plan because we believe that quality health care for all is necessary for communities to become peaceful and prosperous. For more information, email Kate Cloud at kcloud(at)rcn.com or call 617-776-4704.
This event is co-sponsored by:
- Somerville/Medford United for Justice with Peace (SMUJP) [main organizer]
- Somerville Teachers Association
- Jobs with Justice Health Care Action Committee
- Other cosponsors welcome!
We hope to see you there!