What the health happened and how do we get the health care we need?

Workshop Information
Event Date: 
Fri, 06/25/2010 - 1:00pm - 5:30pm
Event Location: 
Cobo Hall: M3-31
Full Description: 

The national debate on health reform went from discussing the heath care we need to how to make health care an affordable, quality commodity for those who can pay for it.

Groups will present to what happened in this past year that reduced an opportunity to improve our health system to a political win that restructures the broken employer-based for-profit insurance system we currently have. We will examine the recent health reform, and why the battle must continue with an understanding that the movement for the health care we need is connected to the broader movement demanding healthy food, adequate housing, the right to water and a clean environment, having control over your own life, and being able to fully participate in decisions about your community.

This meeting will seek to engage those who have been organizing for an expanded and improved Medicare for All system, as well as new perspectives in the discussion to launch the movement for the right to health care in a new and transformative way uniting head, heart, and feet together to secure the health care we need. We must do it together with a broad people’s movement ready to commit to doing the work to build for the health care for people not for profit.

Organizer Name: 
Katie Robbins
Organizer Email: 
healthcarenow08@gmail.com
First Sponsoring Organization Name: 
Healthcare-NOW!
Language(s): 
English
Tracks: 
Strategies for Building Power & Ensuring Community Needs (housing, education, jobs, clean air…)
Transformative Justice, Healing, and Organizing
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