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Health Care for All: Dollars and Sense
On October 29, 2018, HCJ--NC organized with five churches in Charlotte to hear retired neurosurgeon Dr. George Bohmfalk speak. Gathered at Caldwell Presbyterian Church, 85 attendees learned how Medicare actually improves length of life.
On a graph comparing health statistics of 17 developed countries, Dr. Bohmfalk showed that Americans rank near or at the bottom in death rates at every age under 65. However, after 65 and with every passing decade, Americans rank increasingly higher. Those of us in our 80s and 90s rank near or at the top in life expectancy.
The reason: Medicare! That’s a compelling demonstration of what happens when people have unfettered access to health care.
“Partnering” with faith communities gave HCJ--NC a positive experience to build upon for future gatherings, as these parties have common goals for justice and a healthier society.
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.
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.)
Charlotte Pride Parade
Health Care Justice - NC had the honor of marching in the Charlotte Pride parade and hosting a booth Aug. 18-19 that netted over 300 new members. Talking to festival participants both confirmed the great need and the great support in the community for Improved Medicare for All!
Medicare is turning 53. Here's how to celebrate.
HCJ-NC member Dr. Goerge Bohmfalk urges Congress to improve and expand Medicare on the occasion of its 53rd birthday. Click here to read his op-ed in the Charlotte Observer.
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!