Universal Health Care New Jersey

New Jersey Universal Healthcare Coalition

December Newsletter

Healthcare is a Human Right!

Welcome to our Coalition's Newsletter! We plan to bring you monthly reports on efforts in New Jersey and nationwide to secure quality, affordable healthcare for all!

2015 Single Payer Strategy Conference in Chicago, October 31–November 1

Three of our members participated in this conference that brought together single payer advocates from all over the U.S. – physicians, nurses, labor union members, and community activists. The total group was over 300 strong!

Attendees learned a lot about the State of New York's single payer legislation. It passed the NY Assembly 92–52 on May 27, 2015, thanks especially to the dedicated organizing of the NY State Nurses Association, NY State United Teachers, and Single Payer New York. Assemblyman Richard Gottfried championed the NY bill. Our coalition is just beginning the process of identifying the legislators that will take the lead in New Jersey.

Michael Lighty, Director of Public Policy for the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United explained that three key constituencies will be necessary to win single payer — organized labor, Latinos and businesses. We are focused on strengthening our ties with these groups, especially the latter two. Contact us at njuniversalhealthcare@gmail.com to help with these outreach and community-building efforts.

Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping PointNew Organizing Tool

This powerful new documentary, especially directed at small and medium-sized businesses, is now available. Businesses benefit from single payer legislation by saving money, improving employee relations, and competing favorably with businesses in countries that already have single payer.

For more information about this movie, visit www.fixithealthcare.com or call its Outreach Coordinator, Stan Prodes at 610-250-2625. If you are engaged in a small or medium-sized business, we'd love to talk with you about using Fix-It to help build business support for single payer in NJ. Please contact NJUHC at njuniversalhealthcare@gmail.com.

Please donate to support our work

Everyone asks for money at this time of year. Many requests ask you to put a band-aid on a continuing problem. We want to end problems with access to affordable health care once and for all. Every dollar you give will be used to get at the root of the problem – building a movement in NJ that can win simple, economical and humane guaranteed health care for every State resident, cradle to grave.

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Best wishes to all during the coming holidays and New Year!

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