*Wed. March 17, 7:30 p.m. – Health Care on the Air: "The Health Care Reform End-Game in Congress"; featuring Tim Foley (change.org) and Lois Uttley (Raising Women's Voices); also available via live streaming at www.mnn.org or check out links at www.metrohealthcare.org for archived programs available on demand, more info at 212-925-1829.
Thurs. March 18, 6 p.m. – "Health Care Reform and Access to Care"; a panel discussion featuring Judy Ann Bigby (Mass. Dept. of Health & Human Services), Alan Aviles (NYC Health and Hospitals Corp.), Neil Calman (Institute for Family Health), and Jack Resnick, MD; at the NY Academy of Medicine; 103rd St. & 5th Ave. in Manhattan; reception starts at 5:15; registration $25; RSVPs and more info at www.nyam.org/events
Sat. March 20, 4 p.m. – "Health Care Reform: What Should it Look Like, and What's in it for You?"; a forum sponsored by the Washington Heights and Inwood Progressives, featuring Mark Hannay (Metro NY Health Care for All Campaign); at 261 Seaman Ave., #F1 in Manhattan; info and RSVPs at 646-314-3079.
*Mon. March 22 – Health Professionals March and Rally for Health Care Reform; starting at the White House (11 a.m.) to Capitol Hill (12 noon) in Washington, DC; sponsored by various physician, nursing, and other health professional organizations; buses leaving from NYC, RSVPs at www.tinyurl.com/march22bus ; more info at www.healthmarch.org or 212-356-8100.
*Mon. March 22, 1 p.m. – WBAI Health Action (99.5 FM in NYC area or www.wbai.org); segment topics and guests TBA; programs are archived for 90 days and available for streaming or downloads at www.wbai.org; more info at 212-925-1829.
Mon. March 22, 1 p.m. – Monthly meeting of the Congress of Senior Citizens of Greater NY; topic of discussion is the new Presidential commission on "entitlement" reform; at 1199 SEIU Retired Members Division; 330 W. 42nd St. (bet. 8th & 9th Aves.), 9th fl., in Manhattan; more info at 718-835-6277.
*Tues. March 23, 9:30 a.m. – Monthly NYFAHC Roundtable: "Proposals for Prevention and Wellness in Health Care Reform: The Good and Not-So-Good" topic and guest speaker TBA; at the MS Society, 733 Third Ave. (bet. 45th & 46th Sts.), 3rd fl., in Manhattan; info at 646-442-4147.
*Tues. March 23, 7:30 p.m. – "Where's Labor Been in the Year of Health Care Reform?"; a forum featuring Bill Henning (CWA Local 1180) and Martha Livingston (United University Professions); sponsored by Physicians for a National Health Program and other groups; at Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, 10 Union Sq. East (at 14th St.), 2nd fl. conference center, in Manhattan; more info at www.pnhpnymetro.org
Fri. March 26, 8 a.m. – "The Status of Health Care Reform: A New York Symposium"; featuring HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, and Catherine Abate (Community Healthcare Network), John Arensmeyer (Small Business Majority), Joe Baker (Medicare Rights Center), Elisabeth Benjamin (Community Service Society), LaRay Brown (NYC Health & Hospitals Corp.), John Durso (Long Is. Federation of Labor; RWDSU Local 338); Cindy Gillespie (McKenna Long & Aldridge), Troy Oeschner (NYS Dept. of Insurance); at the Hard Rock Café, 43rd St. and Broadway, in Manhattan; registration fee $75/$50; more info and RSVPs at www.balconynewyork.com
*Mon. March 29, 1 p.m. – WBAI Health Action (99.5 FM in NYC area or www.wbai.org); segment topics and guests TBA; programs are archived for 90 days and available for streaming or downloads at www.wbai.org; more info at 212-925-1829.
(* indicates events or groups in which we play a leadership or sponsoring role.)
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