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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2010
4:14 PM

CONTACT: Physicians for a National Health Program

Ali Thebert, PNHP, (312) 782-6006, ali@pnhp.org
(Ms. Thebert will be traveling with Dr. Quentin Young)
Mark Almberg, PNHP, (312) 782-6006,  mark@pnhp.org

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 - September 14 - 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.

At 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.

Who

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

When

2 p.m. Eastern time, Thursday, Sept. 16. The panel is scheduled from 2 p.m. until 4:50 p.m.

Where

Room 209-A of the Walter E. Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Washington, DC 20001.

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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.



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