June 27, 2007
The Kentucky Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP-KY) and Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care (KSPH) will hold a news conference to welcome Michael Moore’s “SiCKO” to Louisville and to kick off a movement for genuine reform to heal our broken health care system.
Nurses and other health care professionals will attend the news conference in their scrubs and lab coats. The news conference is set for the opening day of SiCKO:
Friday, June 29, 2007
11:00 AM In front of the Baxter Avenue Theaters (Baxter Avenue at Goddard, Baxter Avenue side of the Mid City Mall)
Speakers will include community officials, health care leaders, physicians, nurses, medical students, and a cross section of the Louisville community.
Participants in the news conference will urge everyone to see this remarkable documentary and will explain the only cure for our "sicko" health system, single-payer national health insurance as embodied in HR 676, introduced by Congressman John Conyers (D-MI). HR 676 is co-sponsored by 74 house members including Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY).
HR 676 would cover every person in the U. S. for all necessary medical care including prescription drugs, hospital, surgical, outpatient services, primary and preventive care, emergency services, dental, mental health, home health, physical therapy, rehabilitation (including for substance abuse), vision care, chiropractic and long term care. HR 676 ends deductibles and co-payments. HR 676 would save billions annually by eliminating the high overhead and profits of the private health insurance industry and HMOs.
HR 676 would make health care a human right in the United States