ScaleMore 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.

Take action:
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.

More about the meeting: an article by Bonnie Baron in the Potrero View, and a story by Linda Post on San Francisco FYI.

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

Quint King
Secretary, Potrero Hill Democratic Club
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