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Panel: National Health Plans Around the World
HCJ - NC hosted a spirited discussion October 19 in Charlotte. Emily Paterson described how efficiently and kindly the Canadian system handled her kids' ear infections, Hazel Tapp described her positive experiences with England's socialized medicine, Majda Garrity-Smith reviewed her Caesarean sections in both France and the U.S., and Elena Platanova spoke on Germany's system.
All of the speakers, as well as several in the audience, emphasized that the benefits of universal coverage far outweigh any disadvantages. The care they received in other countries was as good as (cancer treatments) or superior to (C-section aftercare) what they have experienced in the U.S.
The discussion was preceded by the audience singing Board member Zach Thomas III's new song, "Make American Healthcare for All,” seen in a beautiful studio recording below. Several of the 100 or so attendees became new members of HCJ-NC by signing our Chapter Resolution, which you can do by clicking here.
Video: "Make American Healthcare for All"
Thanks to HCJ-NC member Zach Thomas for writing this song and to Brian Kasher for producing it. Please view, enjoy, and share!
Honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King
Health Care Justice - NC marches in the Martin Luther King parade in Charlotte on Saturday, January 13, 2018.
HCJ-NC marches in Charlotte Pride Parade
Health Care Justice - NC spreads the word about single payer via an info table and participation in the Charlotte Pride Parade (Aug. 27, 2017).
Celebrating Medicare's 52nd birthday in Charlotte
On July 30, 2017, HCJ-NC joined forces with Action NC to celebrate Medicare's 52nd "birthday." To view WCCB news coverage of the event, click here. To read member John Clark's op-ed in the Charlotte Observer, "The best health care solution? Medicare for all," click here.
Obamacare is flawed, but there is a solution
On May 5, 2016, PNHP unveiled Beyond the Affordable Care Act: A Physicians’ Proposal for Single-Payer Health Care Reform. To read a related op-ed from our chair, Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe, in the Charlotte Observer, click here.