July 2014
In This Issue:
  • Fridays and Saturdays, Bellingham and Skagit county - United for National Healthcare will staff Single Payer Informational tables. Get the latest and meet local advocates!
  • Sun. July 6, Lake Forest Park Town Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. - Lake Forest Park Sunday Market Community Tent - drop by to say 'hello'
  • Wed. July 9, Seattle, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - "The HealthCare Movie" with a panel discussion
  • Sat. July 19, Seattle, 7:00 p.m. - PNHPWW Annual Public Meeting! "Health Care is a Human Right: Making it Real in Washington State." Keynote Speaker: Kshama Sawant, Seattle City Council.
  • Tues. July 22, Bainbridge Island, 6:30 p.m. - The Washington Health Security Trust: How to get to state-based universal health care by Jan 2017.
  • Wed. July 23, Northgate, 5:45-7:45 p.m. - HCFA-WA Speakers Training
  • Sun. July 27, Seattle, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - "The HealthCare Movie" with a panel discussion
An excellent and inspiring video presentation on the advantages of Single Payer for business: Business owner, former Pennsylvania State legislator and lifelong Republican, David Steil explains the logic, economic viability and advantages of a Single Payer system for business owners.

Next Month:
Aug. 22-24, Oakland CA, Super Conference One Payer States (OPS)  
Information and registration. This conference will bring together Healthcare-NOW!, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Health Care, and One Payer States. 'Join activists from around the country for a weekend of inspiration and strategy to win single-payer national health insurance!' Workshops, presentations, receptions. $60 registration fee.
oneFridays & Saturdays, Bellingham and Skagit county - Summer Single Payer Informational Tables: Meet the wonderful people in your area who organize events, informational meetings and can also answer your questions. 




Bellingham: Friday 4-6 p.m., downtown Community Food Coop, 1220 N. Forest and some Saturdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Farmers Market at Woods Coffee, corner of Railroad and Chestnut. 


Skagit County: Some Saturdays.   


For details or to confirm Saturday tabling contact Aileen, United for National Healthcare, 360-398-2295, supporter@unitedforhealthcare.org  


twoSun. July 6, Lake Forest Park Town Center, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.Lake Forest Park Sunday Market - Drop by the Sunday Market Community Tent to say "hello," get updates on our activities, and learn more about the future of Single Payer health care in Washington State! 


Location: Lake Forest Park Town Center (lower parking lot) 


threeWed. July 9, Seattle, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - "The HealthCare Movie"Q and A with panel discussion to follow. How did health care systems in Canada and the United States evolve to be so completely different? How does Canada's system work? We will view the movie and get answers from our panel of experts. Come learn about 'waivers' in the Affordable Care Act and the possibility of having a Single Payer system in Washington State in 2017. To attain this goal, we will explain opportunities for involvement in HCFA-WA and for achieving the Washington Health Security Trust (WHST). Open to the public. 


Location: Seattle First Baptist Church, 1111 Harvard Ave, Seattle (Capitol Hill). Enter on Seneca Street.  


*Program repeats on Sun. July 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Seattle First Baptist Church
fourSat. July 19, Seattle, 7:00 p.m. - PNHPWW Annual Public Meeting! This forum on health care reform will appeal to many as the need to go beyond the Affordable Care Act becomes more clear. Admission and parking are free.



Kshama Sawant PHD - Newly elected to Seattle City Council, she has shown the way in grassroots organizing for the successful $15 Now campaign.
Robert Evans MD - BC Center for Health Services, "an internationally esteemed health economist who has provided insight to governments and health agencies worldwide."
Phil Caper MD was a staff member on Senator Edward Kennedy's US Senate Labor and Human Resources Subcommittee on Health.

Congressman Jim McDermott, MD will present the 2014 John Geyman Health 

Justice Award.

Location: Kane Hall (room 120), University of WA Campus, Free and easy parking under Kane Hall, enter via 15th Ave NE
fiveTues. July 22, Bainbridge Island, 6:30 p.m. - Introduction to Single Payer and the WHST by Chuck Richards, President of HCFA-WA 


Location: Bainbridge Island Public Library, 1270 Madison Ave, Bainbridge Island. Contact: Peter Lucas, petluc@comcast.net or 206-713-8713 


sixWed. July 23, Northgate, 5:45-7:45 p.m. - Speaker Training "The Business Case for Universal Health Care" - We will view the new PowerPoint presentation, share speaking tips and go over the script and handouts. Whether you are an experienced public speaker or new to public speaking, this session will give you the tools to talk about Single Payer health care with your friends, family, and associates as well as in front of an audience. Come join us.

Location: Northgate Branch Library  

Please RSVP by July 20 to speakers@healthcareforallwa.org                   


sevenSun. July 27, Seattle, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - "The HealthCare Movie" (repeat of July 9 event)


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