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New Jersey Universal Healthcare Coalition

Healthcare is a Human Right!

July 2016 NJ Universal Healthcare Coalition e-Newsletter

March at the DNC — at least Once — Maybe Twice

Sunday, July 24, March for a Clean Energy Revolution, Stop the TPP Contingent, 12 noon, City Hall, Philadelphia  (J F Kennedy Boulevard — north side)

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement would give corporations, including those involved in health care, wide leeway to operate abroad under less stringent labor and environmental regulations. It would also give them the ability to challenge any US actions that might limit their profitability. The TPP may require that public entities (such as a single-payer health system) cannot exist until the companies that they put out of business are fully compensated. It will extend pharmaceutical patents and increase the cost of medicine. It will provide new obstacles in the path toward treating health care as a human right. Even though both Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders oppose the TPP, it still is part of the DNC platform.

For a good summary of the TPP's downside, see Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 5 minute video.

For more information about travel to Philadelphia for the July 24 march, go to: http://www.cleanenergymarch.org/transportation/

Monday, July 25 March for Our Lives, Single Payer Contingent, 3 PM, south side of City Hall (South Penn Square), Philadelphia. Look for Health Care for All Philadelphia signs.

The Poor People's Economic and Human Rights Campaign is sponsoring this march, and it will focus on issues of poverty, homelessness, income inequality, and poor access to health care. In spite of the Sanders' campaign and majority public support for single payer, the DNC platform does not include expanding Medicare to cover every American, cradle to grave.
For more details and information about getting to this march, click here.

NJ Health Care Crisis Conference Highlights Single Payer

Conference GraphicOn June 11, keynote Dr. Margaret Flowers and three panelists highlighted various issues affecting health care in NJ. Dr. Flowers explained how the TPP will increase privatization of health care, reducing accountability and increasing cost.

People's Organization for Progress (POP) representative, Sandra Hayward, related how price gouging, and hospital mergers and closings, disproportionately affect people of low income. David Hungerford from the Coalition for Social Justice focused on the economic inefficiencies of our current system.

When retired Dr. Wink Dillaway from NJUHC came forward, he named the main vested interests that benefit from the way health care is delivered today, including: insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, doctors, and medical equipment providers. All are profiting at the expense of affordability and quality care.

Conference attendees endorsed a resolution calling for single payer health care legislation in NJ.

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