Watch “Fix It – Health Care at the Tipping Point” and support the resolution in Ashland.

2016 April 12
by admin
 On Tuesday, April 19th, HCAO-RV will host the “Fix It – Health Care are a Tipping Point” as part or independent media week.
This documentary takes an in-depth look into how our dysfunctional health care system is damaging our economy, suffocating our businesses, discouraging physicians and negatively impacting on the nation’s health, while remaining un-affordable for a third of our citizens.
The film will be shown in the Meese Room at the Hannon Library at Southern Oregon University. The film will begin at 5 pm with a discussion about the campaign to guarantee health care for all Oregonians.
After the film, HCAO-Rogue Valley will lead advocates to attend this city council meeting wearing your red HCAO teeshirt to show support for Single Payer healthcare and a system that provides more care for more people for less money.
The health care resolution “Affordable Health Care for all Oregon” will be presented before the Ashland City Council at their Tuesday night meeting starting at 7 pm. Council Chambers are at 20 East Main Street in Ashland.
Health Care for All Oregon’s campaign is working for equitable, affordable, comprehensive, hight quality, publicly funded universal health care system serving everyone in Oregon and the United States. Learn more about HCAO here:
HCAO-RV still has red HCAO Rosie the Nurse teeshirts for sale. Please contact Wes Brain to acquire one, 541-482-6988

HERE is the resolution for your review:

“Affordable Health Care For All Oregon”

  • Whereas, there are many components that contribute to good health, including the ability to respond to sickness, disease and injury; and
  • Whereas, achieving the goal of living a healthy life is impossible without access to affordablehealth care; and
  • Whereas, health care should be available to everyone; and
  • Whereas, the lack of available health care is a barrier to opportunity, success and quality of life; and
  • Whereas, Oregonians should not be divided between those who can afford to be healthy and those who cannot; and
  • Whereas, Oregonians should not be divided between those who have hopes and dreams and those whose sickness, disease or injury robs them of their hopes and dreams; and
  • Whereas, the Oregon Legislature in 2013 authorized a financing study regarding the design of a proposed healthcare system that meets the mandate of ORS 41.018, which states, “It is the intention of the legislative assembly to achieve the goals of universal access to an adequate level of high health care at an affordable cost”.
Now, therefore, be It Resolved, the people of the City of Ashland urge the Oregon legislature, in the 2019 session, to refer to the voters a measure creating an equitable, comprehensive, affordable, high quality, publicly funded health care system serving everyone in Oregon. The system should be transparent and accountable, involve meaningful public participation, and be affordable for families, businesses, and society.
“Affordable Health Care For All Oregon”

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