Washington, DC On Wednesday, July 31, 2013, Congressman John Conyers
(D-MI), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and other congressional supporters
of a single payer healthcare system have planned several events in
Washington to celebrate the 48th anniversary of Medicare and to call for
improvement and expansion of Medicare to all. In cities across the nation
over 30 single payer groups will also be holding local “Happy Birthday
Conyers, who is the author of HR 676, national single payer health care
legislation, has scheduled a congressional briefing with Professor Gerald
Friedman from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who will release
the results of his study on the financing of the single-payer plan in H.R.
676, The Expanded & Improved Medicare For All Act.
This briefing, which is open to the public, is hosted by Public Citizen
and Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) and will take place:
11 a.m. to 12 noon, Wednesday, July 31
Cannon House Office Building, Room 121
1st and Independence Ave, SE
The briefing will conclude with an opportunity to ask questions. The
study will later be available on the PNHP website at www.pnhp.org.
Following the briefing, Rep. Conyers, Sen. Sanders, and other co-sponsors
of HR 676 will hold a News Conference on Defending and Expanding Medicare
1 p.m.–1:45 p.m., Wednesday, July 31
The grassy triangle on the House side of the Capitol’s East Front
Those in the Washington area are invited to attend these events.
For further information, please contact Dave Sterrett of Public Citizen
(202) 454 5132
All Unions Committee for Single Payer Health Care–HR 676
c/o Nurses Professional Organization (NPO)
1169 Eastern Parkway, Suite 2218
Louisville, KY 40217
(502) 636 1551