MEDICARE FOR ALL (HR676)
Why are we in this fight for Universal Health Care? In particular Single Payer Health Care? As human beings we have developed technology to increase our productivity. And the more productive we are the wealthier our society is. Wealthier not in money but in how we live. Read More
Vote in the 2016 Elections
Save Social Security and Establish Universal Single Payer Health Care For All
Retirees for Single Payer Health Care encourage everyone (especially retirees) to Vote in the 2016 Elections. If you are not registered get registered and vote. If you are registered do not stay home, vote. Read More
IN MY OPINION
The Source of the Healthcare Crisis in this Country
There has always been poverty in this country. And the source has always been the increases in the productivity of labor. In the past, poverty has been overcome by building more factories and employing those in poverty. Read More
The System Is Sick video
I sang at the Meadowlark Coffee and Espresso last night, started with my original, Ken's Song, inspired by testimony of Kenneth Horn including "for those who oppose a nationalized healthcare, I let you know, I use to oppose it, until I have lost my job, my insurance and my ability to obtain care. Second, I did a Stix cover, "Come Sail Away." Then, I have finished with a Mikuak Rai cover, "The System is Sick." I think Ogan Gurel helped him make the song. So, I'm not the only one writing healthcare justice songs. Read More
Health care law did not end discrimination against those with pre-existing conditions
In 2010 the giant health insurance company WellPoint created an algorithm that searched its database, located breast cancer patients, and targeted them for cancellation of their policies. Read More
*Monday 4/27/15 from 10:00am to 11:30am - Retirees for Single Payer Health Care Executive Meeting at UAW Local 22, 4300 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48210 (map). Committee member reports and planning. *Monday 4/27/15 from 11:30am to 1:30pm - Retirees for Single Payer Health Care Meeting at UAW Local 22, 4300 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48210 (map). Standard Agenda. Everyone is welcome.
These activities are endorsed by Retirees for Single Payer Health Care:
*Friday 5/15/15 to Sunday 5/17/15 - Call to the Second National Labor Fightback Conference at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, May 15–17, 2015.
Trade unionists and our allies in community organizations need to address these challenges, which imperil the very continued existence of the labor movement as a viable social and economic force. That is why the Labor Fightback Network is convening the Second National Labor Fightback Conference to be held May 15–17, 2015, at the Rutgers University Labor Education Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
These activities are endorsed by Retirees for Single Payer Health Care because FOOD, WATER AND SHELTER ARE BASIC HEALTHCARE:
*Sunday 4/26/15 from 11:00am to 12:30pm - Sunday in Cass Park with our Friends and the Fogotten Worker...Springtime at Cass Park Historic District, Detroit, Michigan 48201 (View Map · Get Directions)
After an extra Sunday away from the Park, we are ready to gather again, this Sunday, April 12th at 11:00am. The weather is breaking, the Spring rain is turning the Park green again and our Friends will be out in numbers.
Activity is beginning around the new Hockey Arena and some streets will be blocked. The activity that concerns our Friends is where they will live as the price of rent goes up. Many have already been put out of their Downtown housing due to the rents sky rocketing costs. Those people we know have been living with little to spare since we have met them a number of years ago. For them these times are are uncertain and time will tell where they will end up. For our Friends without homes, they will continue to come where they can for that good warm meal and necessities and that's why we are there.
So do what you can to give our Friends a good Sunday in the Park. If you have some food or clothing to share, good. If you have nothing but time and a smile to share, good too. Remember there will be too many volunteers, so make some room for all to help out. If you just spend some time listening to others tell their story, you are doing something that is needed.
We are also guests in the Park and it is our custom to leave the Park cleaner than when we found it. If you want to help pick up the area that is more than welcome too. Daryl and some of the Fellas run the bags for us and will be there before we are picking the area up. There are too many stories around opening day about people coming into the City and leaving their trash behind. We are not them.
Looking forward to another Sunday in Cass Park.
*Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 5:30pm - 5 Myths about Immigration & Why we Support the Defered Action for the Parents of Americans DAPA at St. Joseph County Public Library Humphrey Room, 304 S Main St, South Bend, IN 46601 (map).
Panel discussion dispelling the common myths about Immigration Reform, and Why the Northern Indiana Community Coalition for Immigration Reform Supports the Deferred Action for the Parents of Americans DAPA
The panel will consist of the following
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg or representative from his office
Sam Centellas director La Casa de Amistad
Tony Flora VP Indiana AFL-CIO
Fred Everett INVITED diocese Forte Wayne / South Bend
Student affected by DAPA
*Anytime - GLEANERS COMMUNITY FOOD BANK - For more than 35 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been "nourishing communities by feeding hungry people.” Last year, Gleaners distributed 46 million pounds of emergency food to more than 550 partner soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. We alleviate hunger by providing the equivalent of more than 100,000 meals per day to people who otherwise cannot afford the food they need. See WEBSITE for more information.
What are the roots of this crisis, and how do we solve it?
Is the current crisis another "business cycle", from which we'll eventually recover?
Can our system be reformed or changed to solve our problems?
This is a wiki for posting notes, photos, powerpoint presentations, and video of the August 2014 Single-Payer Strategy Conference hosted in Oakland, CA by Healthcare-NOW!, the Labor Campaign for Single-Payer Healthcare, and One Payer States. To see what other conference participants have shared, click on the workshop or panel below that you're interested in.
At a national conference of Labor For Single Payer speakers discussed the role of the trade unions and he struggle for national health are in the United Sates. Panelists included Michael Lighty NNOC, Fernando Gapasin, Writer Activist, Ethel Scott-Long WEAP, Rita Valenti, NNOC, Healthcare for All Georgia, Kasha Ram Vermont State Representative. The event took place on August 23, 2014 in Oakland, California.
What you missed on Monica Marie Jones Show - Retirees for Single Payer Health Care! - Listen Like Share
In 2012, 47 million nonelderly Americans were uninsured. This is not a statistic. This is a crisis