The term "Single-payer" means that one fund, administered by a non-profit government agency accountable to the public would make payment for all medical services. Period. The hundreds of private health insurance companies that currently do this work—each raking in profits for its stockholders and each with its own expensive bureaucracy and complicated policies—would no longer be involved as middle men. The choice of doctors and hospitals would be yours and decisions about your care would be made by you and your doctor, not an insurance company executive interested only in the bottom line. Medicare is one example of a single-payer plan.

Animations

For an entertaining and informative overview of single-payer, take a look at "WHAT IS SINGLE-PAYER?" an animation created for the general public by Stanford University Medical Student Graham Walker.

Like music with your messages?  "PIRATES OF THE HEALTH CARE-IBBEAN," an animation with music by the Austin Lounge Lizards, will tickle your funnybone.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Region 1 Meeting - Cleveland Mon. 25 Sep, 2017 (6:00 pm - 7:30 pm) North Shore AFL-CIO Office.   3250 Euclid Ave, 2nd floor Note:  enter parking lot from Prospect Ave. ...
  • FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tippin... Wed. 27 Sep, 2017 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) Morely Library, Painesville - 184 Phelps St, Painesville, Meeting Room A This is a powerful new documentary that reaches ...
  • SPAN Region 4 Meeting Wed. 27 Sep, 2017 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) SPAN Region 4 (SW Ohio) will meet Wednesday, Sept. 27th, 7-9 PM at 1st Unitarian Church, 536 Linton St., corner of Linton ...
  • Columbus Area Region 5 Meeting Mon. 2 Oct, 2017 (7:00 pm - 8:30 pm) The Columbus Area Region will meet on Monday, October 2nd from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the Northside Branch of the Columbus Met...
  • FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tippin... Wed. 4 Oct, 2017 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) Mentor Public Library, 8215 Mentor Ave, Mentor, James A. Garfield Room (lower level) This is a powerful new documentary t...
  • FIX IT: Healthcare at the Tippin... Wed. 11 Oct, 2017 (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) Willowick Public Library, 263 E 305th St, Willowick, Meeting Room B (downstairs) This is a powerful new documentary that ...
  • SPAN STATE COUNCIL MEETING Sat. 2 Dec, 2017 (10:00 am - 1:00 pm) First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus - 93 W Weisheimer Rd - Columbus OH
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  • SPAN ANNUAL STATE CONFERENCE Sat. 28 Apr, 2018 (9:00 am - 3:00 pm) Quest Conference Center - 8405 Pulsar Place - Columbus OH
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