Navigation Links
Campaign for Guaranteed Healthcare for All Begins in Illinois with New Single-Payer Bill
Date:3/24/2009

RNs, MDs, Activists Rally for Passage TODAY, Springfield-Photo Op, Press Conference, Bill Hearing

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Registered nurses, doctors, medical students, and dozens of labor and healthcare community activists will join with Rep. Mary Flowers and other Illinois legislators TODAY to introduce state legislation for a single-payer, Medicare-for-all style system. HB 311, the Healthcare for All Illinois Act, would guarantee healthcare for every state resident.

A broad coalition of healthcare activists, including the National Nurses Organizing Committee, Physicians for a National Health Program, Healthcare for All-Illinois, and American Medical Students Association, will gather in Springfield for a press conference and hearing on the bill.

    What:   PHOTO OP: Activist Nurses Rally for Healthcare
    Where:  West Steps of State Capitol
    When:   12:40 p.m., TODAY, March 24

    What:   Press Conference: HB311 Introduced
    Where:  Blue Room, State Capitol
    When:   1:00 p.m., TODAY, March 24

    What:   Illinois House Health Committee Hearing on HB 311
    Where:  Room 114 (or 118) State Capitol
    When:   4:00 p.m., TODAY, March 24

"Illinois can once again be a symbol of hope and progress for our nation," said Brenda Langford, RN, a registered nurse at the Cook County Bureau of Health Services. "Nurses are tired of watching our patients suffer from denial of care and lack of access to coverage. We see far too much of this at Cook County hospitals--and that's why we support guaranteed healthcare through a single-payer system."

"Our time for genuine solutions to the healthcare crisis is now," said Rose Ann DeMoro, executive director of the National Nurses Organizing Committee, principal sponsor of the bill. "We know that guaranteed healthcare systems around the world do a better job of caring for patients, at a lower cost, and we know that inefficient and wasteful health insurance companies have helped push our nation into recession. HB 311 would fix these problems in Illinois, while offering every patient the care they deserve."

DeMoro and Langford both noted the growing urgency for HB311, especially as the state's economy continues to plummet. A recent NNOC study shows single-payer not only saves lives and people's health, it is also an economic stimulus.

Nationally, the study found, implementation of a single-payer system would create 2.6 million new jobs, infuse $317 billion in new business and public revenues, and inject another $100 billion in wages into the U.S. economy. The jobs, through increased spending on healthcare delivery, ripple through the economy, creating employment in retail, manufacturing, and other sectors in addition to healthcare.

The campaign for HB311 coincides with similar efforts nationally on behalf of a Medicare for all bill, HR 676, in Congress, and a national debate on the best path to single-payer.

A centerpiece of the effort for both the Illinois and national bills will be public education on how single-payer is the most comprehensive, cost-effective reform.

HB 311 establishes a state-administered system to provide comprehensive coverage to all Illinois residents, delivered by our current mostly private network of physicians, hospitals, doctors' offices, and other providers. Coverage would no longer be tied to job status or health condition or subject to ever-rising premiums, co-pays, and deductibles.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Nurses Organizing Committee
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Stent 4 Life: A campaign is launched to increase the use of primary PCI in acute coronary patients
2. Radiation Oncology Institute (ROI) Campaign Raises $7 Million
3. GeoFitness Launches Get Moving America Campaign to Improve Youth Health
4. Photos: OneTouch(R) Features Five Participants From Global Diabetes Handprint Project in National Awareness and Fundraising Campaign
5. Baxa Corporation Launches Culture of Safety Campaign to Recognize National Patient Safety Awareness Week
6. Tap Project Partners With Strategic Hotels for 2009 UNICEF Clean Water Campaign
7. Adventist Midwest Health Engages Medium Blue Search Engine Marketing in Geographically-Targeted SEO Campaign
8. Tess Daly Supports Hallmark's Breast Cancer Campaign
9. A.L.L. Launches Stop Sebelius Campaign
10. Praise for Sebelius, DeParle From Campaign for Americas Future Co-Director Roger Hickey
11. Health campaigns that promote exercise may cause people to eat more
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... June 19, 2016 is ... associated with chronic pain and the benefits of holistic treatments, Serenity Recovery Center ... suffering with Sickle Cell Disease. , Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a disorder of ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced that 20 ... by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 percent of ... honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: Miami Shareholders ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief ... a minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly ... lost value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... 24, 2016 , ... The Haute Beauty Network, affiliated with ... as a prominent plastic surgeon and the network’s newest partner. , Dr. ... handsome men, look naturally attractive. Plastic surgery should be invisible.” He stands by ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... National recruitment firm ... life sciences executive with extensive sequencing and genomics experience, as Vice President of North ... Ms. Hill will be responsible for leading the sales team in the commercialization of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... June 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed ... recommendations that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more ... that make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that ... new medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in ... on the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... India , June 24, 2016 ... Needles Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen ... Therapy (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, ... by MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for the ... expected to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced ... as its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This ... best possible value to their clients by offering ... The preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC ... for MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: