CALENDAR OF EVENTS OF INTEREST – LATE MARCH 2012
NOTE: March 19-24 is the 2nd Anniversary Week celebrating enactment of the Affordable Care Act (signed into law on Mar. 23, 2010.) Please attend one of several events listed below (indicated by a "+") being held in the greater NYC area.
Sun. Mar. 18, 4 p.m. – Weekly meeting of Health Care for the 99% workgroup of Occupy Wall St.; at 60 Wall St. Atrium in Manhattan; info at http://owshealthcare/wordpress.com
Mon. Mar. 19, 10:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Medicaid Matters NY Annual Budget Meeting and Advocacy Day; gather in 711A of the Legislative Office Building in Albany; more info at 518-320-7100.
Tues. Mar. 20, 12:30 p.m. – "The Affordable Care Act and Small Business"; a session at the Brooklyn Business Trade Show; featured speakers include Ben Geyerhahn (Small Business Majority), Eileen Hayes (NYS Dept. of Financial Services), Betty Heiman (Transparent Health Network), and Mark Jaffe (Greater NY Chamber of Congress); at Stage 6 @ Steiner Studios, Brooklyn Navy Yard, 15 Washington Ave., in Brooklyn; free admission with pre-registration, $10 at the door; more info at www.brooklyntradeshow.com
*+Tues. Mar. 20, 10 a.m. – Monthly Roundtable: "The Supreme Court Takes Up the Affordable Care Act"; sponsored by New Yorkers for Accessible Health Coverage; featuring Marc Steinberg (Families USA); at the MS Society, NYC Chapter, 733 3rd Ave. (at 46th St.) in Manhattan; info at 646-442-4147
*Tues. Mar. 20, 7:30 p.m. – "Victory Against Big Insurance: How Connecticut Threw Private Insurers Out of Medicaid"; featuring Sheldon Toubman (New Haven Legal Assoc.), and Diane Spicer (Community Service Society); 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. Conf. Ctr., in Manhattan; more info at www.pnhpnymetro.org
+Wed. Mar. 21, 12 noon – ACA 2nd Anniversary Celebration; sponsored by the Long Island Progressive Coalition, Health Care for All NY, and other groups; at Nassau County Community College, outside Building T (Tower), in Garden City; more info at 516-541-1006.
*+Wed. Mar. 21, 7:30 p.m. – Health Care on the Air: "Women's Health and Health Care Reform"; featured guests from Raising Women's Voices TBA; hosted by Mark Hannay (Metro NY Health Care for All Campaign); broadcast in Manhattan over Ch. 56 (Time-Warner), Ch. 83 (RCN), and Ch. 34 (FiOS); streamed live at www.mnn.org; available online post-broadcast at www.metroheatlhcare.org; more info at 212-925-1829
*+Thurs. Mar. 22, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. – "Charting the Life Course for Women: Our Choices Through Health Care Reform"; a symposium sponsored by Raising Women's Voices-NY, the Brooklyn Perinatal Network, and other groups; keynote speaker, Yvonne Graham, MD (NYD Dept. of Health); additional speakers TBA; at Schulman and Schachne Institute for Nursing and Rehabilitation; 555 Rockaway Parkway, in Brooklyn; more info at 718-240-9033 x30 or 212-870-2010.
*+Fri. Mar. 23, 8:30 a.m. – "Women and Health Care Reform"; guest speakers include Grace Beltran (Open Door Family Medical Center), Gina D'Andrea Weatherup (Planned Parenthood), Michelle Davis (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services), and Cheryl Hunter- Grant (Lower Hudson Valley Perinatal Network); sponsored by the Westchester-Putnam Access to Health Care Coalition and other groups; at Maria Ferari Children's Hospital of Westchester Medical Center, 100 Woods Rd. in Valhalla; more info at 914-397-8804.
Fri. Mar. 23, 6 p.m. – Weekly meeting of Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall St.; at DC 37, 125 Barclay St., in Manhattan; more info at http://www.nycga.net/groups/labor-support-outreach
*+Sat. Mar. 24, 11 a.m. – "Hurray for Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act!"; a rally and speak-out outside Rep. Michael Grimm's office, 265 New Dorp Lane, Staten Island; more info at 212-925-1829
Sun. Mar. 25, 2 p.m. – "Brooklyn's Hospital Crisis: Health Care for the 1 % …or the 99%?"; an Occupy Wall St. teach-in sponsored by Healthcare for the 99%; in Ft. Greene Park in Brooklyn; more info at http://owshealthcare/wordpress.com
Sun. Mar. 25, 4 p.m. – Weekly meeting of the Healthcare for the 99% workgroup of Occupy Wall Street; Ft. Greene Park in Brooklyn; more info at http://owshealthcare/wordpress.com
Mon. Mar. 26- Wed. Mar. 28 – Arguments Before the U.S. Supreme Court re: the Affordable Care Act; oral broadcasts and transcripts available 2 hours after sessions close at www.supremecourt.gov
*Mon. Mar. 26, 11 p.m. – WBAI Health Action: "The Supreme Court Argues the Affordable Care Act"; hosted by Mark Hannay (Metro NY Health Care for All Campaign); guest: Abbe Gluck (Columbia Univ. School of Law ); broadcast over 99.5 FM in NYC area, streamed live at www.wbai.org, available for live streaming and downloads post-broadcast for 90 days at www.archive.wbai.org; more info at 212-925-1829.
+Fri. Mar. 30, 6 p.m. – Celebration of the 2nd Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act; guest speakers Jaime Torres (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Region II), Michelle Davis (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Region III), Dretchen Wye (NYC Dept. of Health); hosted by the Healthcare Education Project; at Martin Luther King, Jr. Labor Center, 320 W. 43rd St., in Manhattan; more info at 917-583-0043,
Fri. Mar. 30, 6 p.m. – Weekly meeting of Labor Outreach Committee of Occupy Wall St.; at DC 37, 125 Barclay St., in Manhattan; more info at http://www.nycga.net/groups/labor-support-outreach
(* indicates events or groups in which we play a leadership or sponsoring role.)
Metro New York Health Care for All Campaign
40 Worth Street, Suite 802
New York, NY 10013