GET THE FACTS!
BERNIE’S HEALTHCARE PLAN IS AFFORDABLE!
Get the facts! Bernie Sanders’ solution to the U.S. healthcare crisis is affordable. See a documentary and hear panelists at the Starry Plough Pub, 3101 Shattuck Ave in Berkeley on Saturday, March 19, from 2:00-4:30 pm. Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and Therapists for Single Payer are sponsoring this program to rebut the criticism of Sander’s platform: that it will cost too much and lead to excessive taxation.
The program kicks off with “Fix It”, a new documentary produced by Richard Master, CEO of MCS Industries Inc. , the nation’s leading supplier of wall and poster frames. This video shows it’s not just consumers who are demanding a “single payer”, MediCare for all system. Master says, “It is time we realize we don’t have to tolerate a system—a $3 trillion system—in which one of three dollars is wasted….Please join me and many others in the fight for a simplified, single-payer health care system.”
Following the video, a panel with Dr. Henry Abrons from Physicians for a National Health Plan, Don Bechler of Single Payer Now, and Joel Milgram (whose wife received significant medical care under the Canadian universal system) will kick off a discussion of universal health care for the U.S. Despite the gains provided by the Affordable Care Act, “Obamacare”, millions are still without health insurance, millions more are woefully underinsured, and thousands face huge out-of-pocket medical bills–still the leading cause of bankruptcy in the U.S.
Master’s investigation into why his company was paying $1.5 million and still facing escalating premiums every year shows that business owners have a stake in healthcare reform too. David Steil, a Republican legislator in Pennsylvania for 16 years, told Master, “Conservatives should be supportive of single-payer because it costs less. When they look at the single-payer model they will come quickly to the conclusion that it is the least expensive, the most supportive of a free market and will have the most direct effect on the costs of their operation.”
This event is organized by DSA–East Bay as part of its independent campaign for Bernie Sanders, and is not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee. It is open to all ages and free to the public, thanks to the hospitality of the Starry Plough Pub. Participants will be encouraged to purchase the pub’s food and beverages. The forum is a part of a series titled “Beer, Burgers, and Bernie.” The Starry Plough is located at 3101 Shattuck Ave. at the corner of Prince St., two blocks from the Ashby BART station. Wheelchair Accessible.
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