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Dr. Ed Weisbart speaks to HCJ-NC members
Dr. Ed Weisbart, chair of PNHP Missouri, made Charlotte his first stop in a weeklong spring trip to North Carolina.
A group of activists learned how to make more effective presentations during his April 29 seminar, followed by a master’s level course in making better PowerPoint slides.
The next evening, Dr. Weisbart elaborated on improved Medicare for all at a public gathering, including a discussion of the recent "lookalike" plans being proposed by a variety of groups.
He also worked in a very informative lunch with the Health Care Justice - NC board. His visit attracted several new members to our group and further energized all of us to spread the word about the best path to true health care reform.
White Coat Brigade at the Poor People's Campaign
Health Care Justice - NC members attended the Poor People's Campaign rally in Raleigh on June 4 to support health care for all.
About a dozen persons from Charlotte participated, including the "white coat brigade" of medical providers. HCJ-NC members spoke at the rally in support of Medicaid expansion in N.C. and single-payer health care for all Americans. Continue reading...
Quick Facts Handout (NEW!)
HCJ-NC has created a one-page handout of facts on improved Medicare for all. Click here to open/print the document in your web browser. (Or right-click to save as a PDF document.)
Cornwell Center group advocates Medicare for all
Health Care Justice has spun off a satellite! Our newest Board member, Jacki Marshall, organized a group at the Cornwell Center, a wellness and fitness center affiliated with a church where she and many of her friends do yoga and other activities.
After being inspired by seeing FixIt there last fall, she organized a group of like-minded folk to further the mission of HCJ-NC with a series of three screenings. Over 150 people came to the presentations, each followed by a spirited Q&A led by panels of physicians.
At the podium (above) is PNHP member Dr. John Clarkson, retired ophthalmologist and dean emeritus of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
The profound link between poverty and health
HCJ-NC chair Dr. Jessica Schorr-Saxe writes about the health risks associated with low income and low wealth, and what we can do to address them. Click here to read her op-ed in the Charlotte Observer.
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!