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Photo-Creative Commons OECD Forum 2018 - Healthcare for All - (CC BY-NC 2.0)
Similar to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 'Health Care for All' 2018 Forum, Sonoma County will stage its own forum on Feb 8, 2020 . Photo-Creative Commons OECD Forum 2018 - Healthcare for All - (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Getting to Healthcare for All 
An Open Discussion

With local health professionals and
community experts on how we get there:
Saturday, February 8, 2020  9:30-noon
at Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa.

Dec 23, 2019

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An open discussion with local health professionals and community experts on how we get there on Saturday, February 8, 2020  9:30-noon at Odd Fellows Hall, 545 Pacific Ave, Santa Rosa.

Our current healthcare “system” is overpriced, underperforming and inequitable.  As health professionals and community activists in Sonoma County, we believe that bold, meaningful changes are desperately needed.

Our costs are by far the highest in the world and we don’t adequately cover everyone.   More than ½ million people go bankrupt from medical bills each year, and most of those people have some form of insurance!

But, do we get good value?  Reliable measures of quality show that 33 countries have better quality of care than we do.  The care in most of those countries produces better results, is more efficient, less error-prone, and removes cost as a barrier to care

Why are costs so high and the quality so low?  Corporations extract billions of dollars a year in profits, and redirect resources to fund administrators, rather than care. 

Last year, 66.1 million American workers separated from their jobs, losing their job-based insurance. We all deserve lifelong, seamless coverage, ending the disruptive churn of job-based plans. 

Our current system is broken and unsustainable.  Where do we go from here?

Public Option?

Medicare for All?

How would we pay for it?

What would it mean for me?

We will lead an open discussion with health professionals and community activists that will examine how it is done in other countries, honestly explore the pros and cons of the current options  in the U.S. and offer a menu of action steps.

Hosted by

 Health Professionals for Equality and Sonoma County Democratic Party North Bay Jobs with Justice and Sonoma County Democratic Party, sponsors of the Forum.         

Co-sponsored by

Indivisible Sonoma County 

Indivisible Petaluma

Indivisible Healdsburg

Indivisible Cloverdale

North Bay Organizing Project

Sonoma County for Single Payer

Santa Rosa Teachers Association

Staff Nurses Association

Democratic Club of Southern Sonoma County

Sonoma Valley Democrats

CA Alliance for Retired Americans

Healdsburg Progressive Alliance

Physicians for a National Health Program

CA Physicians Alliance

North Bay Labor Council

Peace and Justice Center

Wine Country Young Democrats

Sonoma County Latino Democratic Club

National Union of Healthcare Workers

Green Party of Sonoma County

Redwood Forest Friends Meeting

 

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