Monday, March 16, 2009

Dates and locations for next three health care summits

The final three regional health care summits are scheduled for Des Moines, Iowa, on March 23, Greensboro, North Carolina on March 31, and Los Angeles on April 6.

Healthcare-Now! is organizing rallies at each of the three events. This page on their website has the details and will be updated as dates draw closer.

The Des Moines forum starts at 10 a.m. at the Polk County Convention Complex. Dr. Ron Lind, of Physicians for a National Health Program, will be speaking at a 9 a.m. press conference and rally outside the complex.

The goal of the demonstrations are to show the overwhelming support that single payer health care enjoys among the public and health care professionals, and to ensure that the single payer option is given its due as Congress and the Obama administration move forward with policy development.

Single-payer advocates have been invited to attend these forums, although getting in the door and getting your program on the table is not the same thing! So the need for public support for single payer is as strong as ever.

One last note: If you live near one of the regional forums, you can submit a question and ask to attend at

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