Healthcare for All June 2015 Newsletter

  HCA-CA-banner.pngLos Angeles Chapter & LA Healthcare Coalition
NEXT MEETING: Thursday September 10th, 2015,  7 pm- 9:30pm
Peace Center 3916 Sepulveda Blvd Culver City 90230.  Parking Lot and Entrance behind building. 
ELECTION of Chapter Directors &  SPECIAL SPEAKER TBA
Interested in being a candidate for Director of HCA-LA Chapter?
Contact Doris Nelson thewizardessofoz@verizon.net   
THANKS to LUIS SOUTH for generously providing PIZZA for ALL at our May Meeting.
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Healthcare for All – Los Angeles Chapter meets monthly on the second Thursday of the month from 7-9 pm in the Peace Center Meeting Room at 3916 Sepulveda Blvd. Culver City 90230-4640. The HCA-LA mission is to educate, activate and encourage people to participate in advocating for just, equitable, accessible, comprehensive, affordable, and quality healthcare in a publicly financed universal single-payer system. Agendas include speakers, presentations, discussions, films, opportunity for action in our communities. To join the HCA-LA Mailing list, contact: 
‘Our “conventional wisdom” about what we pay for and why, has been created and controlled by those entities profiting from a series of false messages. What we as a society believe about our healthcare costs is often simply not true.’ www.truecostofhealthcare.net 

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July 2nd, Thursday 10-12 noon   http://laborforhealthcare.org/  ; INFO: Connie at 213-252-1351  

  Labor United for Universal Healthcare’s July meeting will be largely about MEDICARE in recognition of the program’s 50th Anniversary.
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What do we mean by an “Improved Medicare” for all?
Presentation and discussion led by Nancy Greep, MD 
Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 10-12 noon
Los Angeles County Federation of Labor
2130 James M. Wood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90006
(Parking lot entrance off Lake Street)
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 July 11th Saturday 2-5pm.We Need Health Care, Not Jails  Community Dialogue.  cchelosangeles@gmail.com 

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JULY 26th, Sunday 2-5 PM   MEDICARE’S 50th BIRTHDAY GARDEN PARTY  PHYSICIANS FOR NATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAM
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JULY 30th THURSDAY 4-6:30

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Medicare Turns 50 Program:  Actor Mike Farrell, activist and star of hit TV show M*A*S*H Sheila Kuehl, LA County Supervisor author of CA Single Payer Bills Hilda Solis, LA County Supervisor *  
Dr. Paul Song, Courage Campaign Chair, Campaign for a Healthy California Co-Chair,  PNHP  National) Exec Board  * Rusty Hicks, Executive Secretary Treasurer of LA County Federation of Labor Alicia Rivera, Communities for a Better Environment   Assemblymember Curren Price  *   Senator Holly Mitchell
PEOPLE’S Healthcare Stories 
Incredible Musical Performances by: 
**** Lili Haydn **** 
humanitarian and activist violinist/vocalist/composer  “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin”  (http://lilihaydn.com/)
****Inner City Dwellers***** 
Pro-peoples hip hop, movement music, music mimicking   life..  .”(https://www.facebook.com/icdmusic)
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AUGUST 1ST SATURDAY   …...Three Locations…..
MEDICARE 50th BIRTHDAY  CELEBRATIONS                       
with   HEALTH CARE for ALL Chapters  
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
*HCA-Los Angeles  
Baldwin Hills/ Crenshaw Farmers Market  
10am-2pm  with Luis South

  Contact: Maureen  mcruised@aol.com

*HCA-San Fernando Valley  TBA

  Contact:  jennifer@hca-sfv.org

* HCA -San Gabriel Valley……see flyer left 
Contacts:
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The Medicare Solution is the latest video in the “Big Picture” ……… 
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Here’s the bottom line: Allowing all Americans to buy into Medicare through the exchanges set up by the Affordable Care Act would strengthen Medicare and improve American health care, saving all of us money while boosting health outcomes. If you’re like me and you’re ready to reject partisan lies and tackle rising health care costs head-on, please watch and share The Medicare Solution now.
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 http://kff.org/generations-medicare-at-50-years/

Generations: Medicare at 50 Years

Published in a special Summer 2015 edition of the journal  Generations on Medicare’s 50th anniversary, these six articles by Kaiser Family Foundation staff reflect on Medicare’s history, evolution and future, including a look at lessons and challenges, the Medicare and Medicaid partnership, coverage, the role of private plans, Medicare’s role for women, and the public opinion about the program. Foundation Senior Vice President Tricia Neuman served as co-editor, along with National Coalition on Health Care President and CEO John Rother. The articles are available courtesy of the American Society on Aging, which publishes Generations.
Medicare at 50: Lessons and Challenges –  PDF
By Tricia Neuman and John Rother
The Medicare and Medicaid Partnership at 50 –  PDF
By Diane Rowland
Medicare Coverage, Affordability, and Access –  PDF
By Juliette Cubanski and Cristina Boccuti
The Emerging Role of Private Plans in Medicare –  PDF
By Gretchen Jacobson
Women and Medicare: An Unfinished Agenda –  PDF
By Alina Salganicoff
Medicare as Reflected in Public Opinion –  PDF
By Mollyann Brodie, Elizabeth C. Hamel, and Mira Norton
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