More than seventy people joined in yet another lively and informative discussion. Our panel invigorated and inspired us: Linda Leu, organizer for Health Access and the Health Care for America Now campaign, and also a volunteer with Organizing for America, formerly Obama for America; longtime progressive activist Don Bechler, chair of Single Payer Now; Justin Davis, M.D., Potrero Hill primary- and urgent-care physician; Catherine Dodd, RN, Mayor Newsom’s Deputy Chief of Staff overseeing Health, Human Services, Aging Services and Children Youth and Family Services.
• July 9th rally at noon with MoveOn.org for a strong public option, at Senator Feinstein’s office.
• July 11th health care canvass in the neighborhood with Organizing for America.
• Single Payer Now has classes on single-payer, and many more opportunities for activism.
Audio and Photos:
Photos: Quint King ( for individual photos click HERE )
Call To Order And Officer Reports Joni Eisen
Introduction Dewitt Lacy
How Is The Current System Dysfunctional? Justin Davis
Healthy San Francisco Is Health Coverage Not Insurance.
Why Is That Important? Catherine Dodd
What Are The Three Principles Behind Obama’s
Health Plan? Linda Leu
Why Should We Support Single Payer If It May Be
Counter To Getting Health Reform? Don Bechler
How Does The Mayor Reconcile Supporting Small
Business And Healthy San Francisco Plan? Catherine Dodd
Is Your Practice Elitist By Operating Outside The System? Justin Davis
How Can We Avoid Rationing Like In Canada With
Single Payer Here? Don Bechler
Upcoming Single Payer Now Events Don Bechler
Questions From The Audience
Secretary, Potrero Hill Democratic Club