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 2014 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 2014 Elections. If you are not registered get registered and vote. If you are registered do not stay home, vote. Read More
IN MY OPINION
Impasse Panel Recommendations for State of Michigan Employee Health Plan
The following charts are a comparison of what we have now under our current State Health Plan and what the Impasse Panel has recommended. Read More
The Real Fix for Obamacare's Flaws: Medicare for All
There's no reason to rollback the progress the ACA has made. But we should go all the way and dump the for-profit system. Read More
What will HR-676 Improved Medicare for All do for us?
What will HR-676 Improved Medicare for ALL do for us?
As a supporter of a single-payer national healthcare I am not unrealistic to believe healthcare will ever be free. It is NOT an "I want a free ride." It is an "I am willing to pay for it via my taxes into a pool that makes sure everybody can be insured, regardless of race, color, religion, or where he works or the condition of his health." Read More
*Monday 12/9/13 at 10:30am to 11:30Am - RETIREES FOR SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE EXECUTIVE COMMITTE MEETING at UAW Local 22, 4300 Michigan Ave., Detroit, MI 48210 (map). Committe member reports and planning.
These activities are endorsed by Retirees for Single Payer Health Care:
*Thursday 12/5/13 at 3pm and 6:30pm - MICHIGAN ALLIANCE TO STRENGTHEN SOCIAL SECURITY & MEDICARE presents Healthcare Single Payer Movie & Popcorn at UAW Vote Center, 15140 Livernois, Detroit, MI 48238 (map).
Two showings: 3pm and 6:30pm with panel discussion and Q & A. Learn about Single Payer abd what Congress doesn't want you to know!!!
*Tuesday 12/10/13 at 7pm - Human Rights Day: Celebrating the Growing Healthcare is a Human Right Movement: An Evening in Honor of Vermont Human Rights Leader Peg Franzen at 777 United Nations Plaza
New York, NY 10017 (map).
Join us on Human Rights Day, December 10th, to honor the late Peg Franzen, member of the Vermont Workers’ Center and a key leader in Vermont’’s pioneering Healthcare Is a Human Right Campaign.
This event is free and open to the public.
These activities are endorsed by Retirees for Single Payer Health Care because FOOD IS BASIC HEALTHCARE:
*Sunday 12/8/13 11:00am to 12:30pm - Sunday in Cass Park with Our Friends and the Forgotten Worker...Button up Your Overcoats at Cass Park Historic District, Detroit, MI 48201 (map).
The Cold Cold Season is here and the Holiday Season is here. Think what You want about this time of the year, but it is a time when people think about better times. That doesn't always make people happy when those memories are out of reach. So it is a time when we can put a little extra into how we reach out to others. What we have to give is what we have been giving, that smile, that hug, that helping hand and a bit of Friendship. Over our time at Cass Park there have been many times when just out of the blue someone will tell me thanks for being there. I am sure others have had that happen to them also. That is what it is all about. Sometimes the littlest thing is what matters most.
Speaking of Thank You. To All of You that showed Your support and gave so generously, Thank You ♥ Your Help will go a long way in making this Winter a little warmer for Our Friends around the Park.
*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.
Use of Emergency Food Assistance and Federal Food Assistance Programs
In 2011, 5.1 percent of all U.S. households (6.1 million households) accessed emergency food from a food pantry one or more times.
In 2011, 57.2 percent of food-insecure households participated in at least one of the three major Federal food assistance programs –Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (formerly Food Stamp Program), The National School Lunch Program, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.
Feeding America provides emergency food assistance to an estimated 37 million low-income people annually, a 46 percent increase from 25 million since Hunger in America 2006.
Among members of Feeding America, 74 percent of pantries, 65 percent of kitchens, and 54 percent of shelters reported that there had been an increase since 2006 in the number of clients who come to their emergency food program sites." (Feeding America) "But in spite of the increase in Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program funding, many families still have to make tough choices between a meal and paying for other basic necessities. In 2010 nearly half of the households seeking emergency food assistance reported having to choose between paying for utilities or heating fuel and food. Nearly 40 percent said they had to choose between paying for rent or a mortgage and food. More than a third reported having to choose between their medical bills and food." (Hunger In America)
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