Organizing for America, local phone bank for Health Reform.
Every Wednesday evening: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., 101 Chestnut Street, Camden. See the Calendar for details.
Single-payer advocate Dr. Phil Caper participated in our KCDC healthcare forum in the spring. Recently interviewed by WERU, Dr. Caper speaks beyond the sound bites and narrow vision of current politics when he lists what needs to be done to truly solve the healthcare crisis:
Provide affordable access
Restructure the method of compensating providers (i.e. not fee-for-service)
Our last KCDC meeting was Tuesday, September 8th. Hugh Magbie elected Chair. More details rsn. The agenda is here.
5 Myths about health care around the world.This 8/23 Washington Post article caught our eye when it was reprinted recently in the Bangor Daily. It arms you with facts about how other nations handle heath care. Maine libraries will have Reid's new soon-to-be published book, The Healing of America.
David Brooks comments (NYT 09/03) on the current health reform mess:...efforts to expand coverage marched ahead, but efforts to fundamentally reform the system got watered down.
Instead of true reform we got a series of bills that essentially cement the present system in place...