Single Payer Advocates Meeting in Pittsburgh This Weekend

Healthcare 4 All PA is conducting a seminar this weekend in Pittsburgh.  I’ve been committed to other events for this weekend for some time so I won’t be joining my friends.  If you are in Western Pennsylvania and want to support REAL, comprehensive healthcare reform which can help save the economy, lower taxes and save lives please attend this event.

Everybody In – Nobody Out: Conference on Single-payer Healthcare

PITTSBURGH, PA – March 26 – “Everybody in – nobody out,” so says Pennsylvania United for Single-payer Healthcare or PUSH.  

With its co-sponsors, Healthcare for All Pennsylvania, and Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Single-payer Healthcare, PUSH is hosting a free, one-day learning conference on Saturday March 28 from 9 am to 4:30 pm in Doherty Hall at Carnegie Mellon University.

PUSH works educate the community about the cost savings, jobs creation, and healthcare benefits of the Single Payer

Solution.  Seminars at the conference will cover how single payer healthcare coverage for everyone will help individuals, families, small and large businesses and municipalities.

The Pennsylvania state legislature is currently considering single-payer healthcare reform. The “Family & Business Healthcare Security Act of 2009” (SB400/HB1660) is sponsored by conference presenter and State Senator Jim Ferlo.

The conference keynote speaker is nationally known universal single-payer healthcare advocate, Donna Smith, representing the

California Nursing Association and Progressive Democrats of America.  Smith was featured in the Michael Moore film about the

perils of America’s current healthcare system, Sicko.

Local Pittsburgh advocate, Celeste Taylor, will also give a keynote talk.  Taylor is an activist with the Black Political Empowerment

Project (B-PEP) and Black & White Reunion, an anti-racism organization. She will teach a seminar on the positive impact of single payer healthcare on individuals and minorities.

The conference location is wheelchair-accessible and a free brown bag lunch will be provided if you pre-register.  Pre-registration is suggested but not required.