For Immediate Release
Medicare-for-All Advocates to Discuss Next Steps at Black Caucus Meeting, Sept. 16
Single-payer leaders to address skyrocketing health costs, growing number of uninsured, limitations of new health law and to ask, 'Where do we go from here?'
WASHINGTON - A panel at the 40th annual Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference titled "Health care reform: Where do we go from here? Moving America toward affordable health care for all"
this Thursday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m. EDT. The panel will include several
nationally recognized advocates for single-payer national health
insurance - an improved Medicare for all - who believe the new health
law, despite some of its beneficial provisions, will not resolve the
nation's health care crisis and that more fundamental reform is needed.
least one of the panelists, Dr. Quentin Young, will also comment on the
Census Bureau's new tally of the number of uninsured in the United
States. The bureau's figures, which are expected to be higher than
last year's figure of 46.3 million, are being announced that same
morning. Dr. Young and other PNHP spokespersons will be available for
comment on this matter throughout the day.
Rep. John Conyers Jr., D-Mich., honorary host, sponsor of the U.S. National Health Care Act, H.R. 676
Dr. Quentin Young, national coordinator, Physicians for a National Health Program
Sen. Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., sponsor of the American Health Security Act, S. 703
Ben Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP
Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president of Bennett College, economist and commentator
Ed Schultz, host of "The Ed Show" on MSNBC TV and radio personality
2 p.m. Eastern time, Thursday, Sept. 16. The panel is scheduled from 2 p.m. until 4:50 p.m.
Room 209-A of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001.
Physicians for a National Health Program is a single issue organization advocating a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program. PNHP has more than 15,000 members and chapters across the United States.