Monday, March 15, 2010

Healthcare Events: Action Alerts, teach-in's & programs

*Mon. March 15, 1 p.m. – WBAI Health Action (99.5 FM in NYC area or www.wbai.org); segments will feature the health care reform end-game in Congress, with Darcy Burner (American Progressive Congress Policy Foundation), and insurance regulation in New York, with Elisabeth Benjamin (Community Service Society), and Mark Scherzer (NYers for Accessible Health Coverage); programs are archived for 90 days and available for streaming or downloads at www.wbai.org; more info at 212-925-1829.

*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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Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign
One Hudson Square
75 Varick Street, Suite 1404
DC 1707 AFSCME
New York, NY  10013
212-925-1829
212-925-0806 (fax)
metrohealth@igc.org
www.metrohealthcare.org

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