FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
What would expanded, improved medicare for all look like? And how can we get there? Come to the Richmond Free Library on Monday, Feb 11, for an interactive event led by doctors from Vermont Physicians for a National Health Program (pnhp.org), and cosponsored by Rights and Democracy Vermont (radvt.org), to share your thoughts and learn from each other.
Members of the pubic are invited to choose from two sessions, depending on which time works better for their schedule: 3 PM or 6:30 PM.
Each session will begin with a discussion on what Improved Medicare for All would look like. barriers to change. and possible paths to achieving health care for all in the United States. Dr. Marvin Malek, MD, MPH, of Berlin, VT, and Dr. Betty Keller, MD, of St. Johnsbury, VT, will lead the opening discussion.
Then participants will choose from among small groups for additional understanding and experience.
This event is planned in coordination with events across the country as part of the National Nurses United Week of Action, Feb. 9 - 13.
At least two legislators plan to attend at least one of the sessions to hear their constituents’ concerns. The public is encouraged to not only attend, but invite their health care providers and friends to participate in one of the discussions at Richmond Free Library, at 201 Bridge Street in Richmond, on Monday, Feb. 11, at 3 PM and repeated at 6:30 PM. For more information, please call the library at 802-434-3036.
My letter to the editors:
Nature herself is teaching us the interdependence of all her systems as she is bringing this obvious fact to us under the most dire warnings of a planet having a fever and collapsing Eco-systems. What this means is that, we as a people, as a nation, as a member of the global community of nations need a healthy people and a healthy environment to live, let alone to thrive. These issues are interdependent along with peace, justice and equality.
So, here in Vermont and in solidarity with National Nurses United, VT PNHP and Rights & Democracy are organizing efforts to have everyone covered and healthy. In souther Vermont, activists have been reaching out to our elected officials and in northern Vermont, under the sponsorship of the VT branch of Physicians For A National Health Program , co-sponsorship of Rights & Democracy these groups are launching another drive to reach the people of Vermont.
The first event in Northern VT is scheduled for February 11 and it will feature, perhaps unusually so, two similar events in the same place, repeating so that people can choose the time more convenient for them. The first is from 3pm-4:30pm and the second from 6:30-8:30pm . These events will be hosted by the Richmond Free Library.
The planned activities for the February 11 events are outlined in informational flyers entitled: What would Expanded, Improved Medicare For All Look Like? Each event will start with conversation with PNHP doctors Marvin Malex, MD, and Betty Keller, MD, on what we would like Medicare For All to look like and how to get there. For the remainder of the session, participants can choose additional time for discussion with Dr. Malek or building advocacy skills with Dr. Keller. The 3 PM event is one and a half hours, while the 6:30 event will have more time for advocacy activities.