Health Care for All Oregon Notice to presenters: YouTube videos may take up to a minute to load depending on speed of internet access. Please be patient and be ready to fill the time with other messages to your audience as the videos are loading. Know that some YouTube video links may go bad or the video may be removed without notification and not be available at the time of your presentation. It is worthwhile to do a practice run before the real thing.
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Be sure to use the Prezi tutorials to show you how to navigate with arrow keys if you do not have a scroll wheel mouse or trackball. Created by Frank A. Erickson, M.D. on 3/1/2012,
continuously updated with acknowledgement to the following contributors and supporters: AFGE Local 2157 - - Alliance for Democracy Community - - Alliance of Tenants - - CWA Local 7901 - - Elders in Action - - Fellowship of Reconciliation
Health for All-Oregon - - Jobs with Justice - Portland - - Jobs with Justice - Central Oregon - - Jobs wih Justice - Southern Oregon
Laborers Local 483 - - Mad As Hell Doctors - - Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates - - Move-On - Portland - - NALC Branch 82
National Association of Social Workers, Oregon - - Oregon Action - - Oregon Alliance for Retired Americans - - Oregon Education Association
Oregon Latino Health Coalition - - Oregon Nurses Association - - PNHP Corvallis - - PNHP Portland - - PNHP Eugene - - Rural Organizing Project
SEIU Local 49 - - Sisters of the Road - - The Tree Institute This is the story of a coalition of Oregonians joined together to stop the unnecessary deaths and disability resulting from an unsustainable employer-based health care non-system managed by for-profit insurance agencies. The coalition seeks to restore health care decisions to just the doctor and the patient, to improve outcomes and save money. The coalition is united in the belief that the public good is best served by treating health care as a human right and reforming how health care is financed in America to reflect that right. As of March, 2012, despite popular support for a national health insurance system, the forces in favor of continuing the status quo have stopped federal and nearly all state legislation to provide single payer health care reform. The current non-system continues to reward the profiteers and results in the death of roughly 50,000 Americans per year. It plays a starring role in over 50% of all personal bankruptcies. All Americans continue living in fear of loss of health insurance if they lose their jobs. The Patient Protection Affordable Care Act, essentially a boon to the health insurance industry, will reduce the number of uninsured by 32 million but leave another 26-27 million uninsured by 2019. Costs will not be contained. The number of underinsured is likely to remain between a third to half of the American population since the insurance companies have responded to PPACA by raising premiums, deductibles and co-pays and decreasing coverage.
For more details and references go to: http://prezi.com/vnkigmljhgy5/single-payer-health-care-reform/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patient_Protection_and_Affordable_Care_Act The Moral Argument On the front of the Oregon state capitol building
are these quotes from Plato's Republic: "It's like Martin Luther King said*. We aren't trying to change the heart.
We're trying to restrain the heartless. Isn't that what government is all about?"
- Warren Buffet, TIME, January 23, 2012
*Morality cannot be legislated but behavior can be regulated. Judicial decrees may not change the heart, but they can restrain the heartless. - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. December 15, 2011 11s What about Cost? December 15, 2011 1:06 The Public Good December 15, 2011 1:03 Choose
whom to leave out Human Rights Trump
Technical Arguments December 15, 2011 2:01 The Five Principles of the
Human Rights Framework December 15, 2011 3:37 Health Care: A Human Right
May 19, 2009 5:13 Since true reform was completely blocked at the federal level, a state-by-state approach is being pursued, similar to what happened in Canada in the 1960's.
We are taking the same stand as in Vermont - the only state able to pass anything close to a universal health care plan independent of employer-based health insurance. We are educating the public about the value of health care as a human right and organizing a grass-roots effort to eventually pass legislation to reflect this situation. So what is the Health Care for All Oregon Coalition doing? Speakers are being provided for meetings of any interested groups across the state. Presentations using the Prezi software and links to websites provide public access to resources to make the case for health care reform. A photo petition drive similar to what worked in Vermont is now in progress in Oregon - photographs will be collected and displayed in this prezi sorted by zip codes to allow legislators and the public to see how many supporters of health care as a human right there are in their districts. This process will continue until legislation is enacted to replace the current system with one that achieves the goals of the coalition. Below are more tools for presenters to make the case for health care for all Oregon. Photo Petition Drive Potential legislative options:
PARAGRAPH 1. The Constitution of the State of Oregon is amended
by creating a new section 46 to be added to and made a part of
Article I, such section to read:
SECTION 46. It is the obligation of the state to establish a single system
that would ensure that every person in Oregon has equal access to effective,
medically appropriate and affordable health care, as a fundamental human right. - from 2,000 years ago, the foundation of American democracy Get involved in the Health Care for All Oregon Campaign!
Below is a list of people who are heading up teams that could use your time, talent, and expertise!
fundraising: Terry Rogers, firstname.lastname@example.org
volunteers: David Young, email@example.com
speakers bureau: Michael Huntington, firstname.lastname@example.org
communications: Jeremy Simer, email@example.com
Other ways to get connected and involved:
Nurses for single payer: Betsy Zucker, firstname.lastname@example.org
Physicians for National Health Program, Portland: Peter Mahr, email@example.com
Corvallis contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health care for all Oregon: Mark Lindgren, email@example.com
Health Care for All - Oregon: http://www.hcao.org
Jobs with Justice Healthcare Committee: (meets every third Tuesday, 6025 E. Burnside, Portland):
For more info call: 503-236-5773 To participate, send for a blank photo petition
and release forms via email from: firstname.lastname@example.org. To see photos submitted go to hcao.org. (Deaths per 1,000 live births) Don't want to believe there's a problem?
Review the HealthBound Policy Simulation Game
provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.systemdynamics.org/conferences/2009/proceed/papers/P1157.pdf The Coalition has agreed on the following mission statement:
"To create a comprehensive, equitable, publicly funded, high quality, universal health care system serving everyone in Oregon and the United States." ESTABLISHMENT OF THE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR ALL OREGON PLAN
http://www.pnhp.org/sites/default/files/docs/2011/HB3510.pdf THE EXPANDED & IMPROVED MEDICARE FOR ALL ACT
http://www.pnhp.org/publications/united-states-national-health-care-act-hr-676 Instructions for using Prezi presentations.
This clever audiovisual presentation constructed by Frank Erickson M.D. of Pendleton Oregon can help all of us learn/remember what we need to know in order to reach good decisions about health care reform in the United States and Oregon. This program is like a self-guided tour through a library of documents, PowerPoint slides, and video clips that can help you explain to others the urgent need for healthcare reform that will take us well beyond the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and Oregon’s Transformation Healthcare Legislation (Coordinated Care Organizations[CCOs]).
The easiest way to use this program is to take it step-by-step by using the forward or backward arrows at the bottom of the display screen or by right clicking over the display screen and clicking on “Next ” or “Previous”. If you do not have time to take the complete tour and want to scout ahead for items of interest, you can use your thumb wheel on your mouse or otherwise zoom in and out by placing your mouse over the right edge of the display screen and using the zoom buttons. You can “gain altitude” above the program and then zoom in on items of interest. Sometimes you may get portions of audio clips coming in at unexpected times; this is due to a minor flaw in the program. You can also fast-forward or fast-backward by dragging a small white-ringed blue circle that will appear as you hover the cursor over the line just above the two arrows at the bottom of the display screen.
If you would like to copy slides you can take a screenshot with a free downloadable program such as Screen Hunter. Doctor Erickson periodically updates slides; if you have a reference to more current information than what you see on a given slide please contact Doctor Erickson at email@example.com or Mike Huntington at firstname.lastname@example.org. HB 3260 would require the Oregon Health Authority to conduct a study comparing at least four methods for financing health care -- and then recommend the best system for financing universal health care in Oregon. These are the options to be investigated:
• Oregon’s current system of health care financing, plus the full implementation of the Affordable Care Act, and the Oregon Health Insurance Exchange.
• Adding a Public Option in the State Health Insurance Exchange which would allow consumers to choose a publicly funded option instead of one of the private insurance policies offered on the exchange.
• A publicly funded single payer system that is decoupled from employment.
• One or more additional options designed by the researchers conducting the study.
The study is essential to intelligent, informed decision-making about the future of Oregon’s health care, and the study will cost taxpayers nothing. The bill directs the Oregon Health Authority to solicit gifts, grants and other funds from public and private sources to pay for the study.
If HB 3260 passes, when can we expect to see the results? The bill says the Oregon Health Authority shall report on the progress of the study to the 2014 regular session of the Legislative Assembly.
No later than November 1, 2014, the authority shall submit the report described in section 1 of this 2013 Act to the interim committees on health care in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The authority shall submit the report to the 2015 regular session of the Legislative Assembly.
It can be reviewed here: http://www.leg.state.or.us/13reg/measpdf/hb3200.dir/hb3260.a.pdf
HB 2922 establishes the Affordable Health Care for All Oregon Plan similar to HB 3510, sponsored by Representatives Dembrow and Williamson, this time with 23 co-sponsors
It can be reviewed here: http://www.leg.state.or.us/13reg/measpdf/hb2900.dir/hb2922.intro.pdf New Developments in 2013
Back to Salem! HB 3260 and HB 2922 Public Hearings on HB 3510 - May 13, 2013
House Health Care CommitteeSee the full transcript