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Re: [uhcan-mn] Sample Single-Payer Resoln for Precinct Caucuses 2010

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  • Sara VanAllen
    thanks for writing this up for us all to use Sara Van Allen Secretary ext #7502 Pinewood Elementary 5500 Quincy Street Mounds View, MN 55112 New Phone
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      thanks for writing this up for us all to use
       
       
      Sara Van Allen
      Secretary
      ext #7502
       
       
      Pinewood Elementary
      5500 Quincy Street
      Mounds View, MN 55112
       
      New Phone 651-621-7500
      New Fax 651-621-7505


      >>> Joel Albers <joel@...> 1/30/2010 7:23 PM >>>
      Hi Everybody,

      Below is a sample single-payer resolution for Precinct Caucuses. Includes a definition of single-payer and 
      Precinct Caucus, just in case. It's just updated from ones UHCAN-MN has used in previous years. To be discussed 
      at the UHCAN-MN mtg monday evening, Feb 1, 7pm, Walker Church, 3104 16th Ave S., Mpls,(1 block from Lake 
      str and Bloomington Ave. Lower-Level Gallery.
      thanks,
      joel

      Universal Single-payer Health Care Resolution for Precinct Caucuses 2010:
      Whereas the U.S. (and MN) has the most expensive health care system in the world in terms of absolute costs, per capita costs, and percentage of gross domestic product,
      Whereas despite being first in spending, the World Health Organization has ranked the United States 37th among all nations in terms of meeting the needs of its people;
      Whereas 47 million Americans (and MNs), including 9 million children, are uninsured,
      Whereas 44,000 Americans die every year due to being uninsured (Inst. Of Medicine),
      Whereas tens of millions more Americans (and MNs) are inadequately insured,
      Whereas racial, income, and ethnic disparities in access to care threaten communities across the country, particularly communities of color;
      Whereas dollars that could be spent on health care are being used for administrative costs instead of patient needs;
      Whereas any health care reform must ensure that health care providers and practitioners are able to provide patients with the quality care they need:
      Now, therefore, be it resolved that our precinct caucus, _______________________,
      Endorses implementation of a universal single-payer health care system for the United States (Medicare For All, HR 676) and Minnesota (MN Health Plan SF118,HF135).
      Universal Single-payer health care system definition: Publicly financed (replaces private premiums with public taxes), publicly administered (by a single government payer), social insurance (everybody in ,nobody out) system that retains privately practiced health care (not socialized medicine).
      What is a “Precinct Caucus” ?
      Precinct caucuses are the beginning of the process that the DFL uses for choosing candidates and the issues the DFL will support in the next elections. Before the caucus convenes, attendees pass out their platform resolutions and encourage support for certain candidates and delegates. You may bring copies of your own resolutions and bring people who support your positions, so you can identify supporters. www.dfl.org
      Source: Universal Health Care Action Network - MN. www.uhcan-mn.org




    • Joel Albers
      Here is the UHCAN-MN recommended single-payer resolution.If you present it at your Caucus,pls let me know the results if you get a chance. thanks, joel ...
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        Here is the UHCAN-MN recommended single-payer resolution.If you present it at your Caucus,pls let me know the results if you get a chance.
        thanks,
        joel

        Universal Single-payer Health Care Resolution for Precinct Caucuses 2010:
         
        Whereas the U.S. (and MN) has the most expensive health care system in the world in terms of absolute costs, per capita costs, and percentage of gross domestic product,
         
        Whereas despite being first in spending, the World Health Organization has ranked the United States 37th among all nations in terms of meeting the needs of its people;
         
        Whereas 47 million Americans (and MNs), including 9 million children, are uninsured,
         
        Whereas 44,000 Americans die every year due to being uninsured (Inst. Of Medicine),
         
        Whereas tens of millions more Americans (and MNs) are inadequately insured,
         
        Whereas racial, income, and ethnic disparities in access to care threaten communities across the country, particularly communities of color;
         
        Whereas dollars that could be spent on health care are being used for administrative costs instead of patient needs;
         
        Whereas any health care reform must ensure that health care providers and practitioners are able to provide patients with the quality care they need:
         
        Now, therefore, be it resolved that our precinct caucus, _______________________,
        Endorses implementation of a universal single-payer health care system for the United States (Medicare For All, HR 676) and Minnesota (MN Health Plan SF118,HF135).
         
         
        Universal Single-payer health care system definition: Publicly financed (replaces private premiums with public taxes), publicly administered (by a single government payer), social insurance (everybody in ,nobody out) system that retains privately practiced health care (not socialized medicine).
         
        What is a “Precinct Caucus” ?
        Precinct caucuses are the beginning of the process that the DFL uses for choosing candidates and the issues the DFL will support in the next elections. Before the caucus convenes, attendees pass out their platform resolutions and encourage support for certain candidates and delegates. You may bring copies of your own resolutions and bring people who support your positions, so you can identify supporters. www.dfl.org
         
        Source: Universal Health Care Action Network - MN. www.uhcan-mn.org
         




        <Precinct caucus SP '10.doc>

        Joel Albers 
        Clinical Pharmacist, Health Economics Researcher
        Universal Health Care Action Network - MN
        Community/University Collaborative Research
        www.uhcan-mn.org
        email: joel@...
        phone: 612-384-0973
        address: 3500 35th ave S
                   Mpls, MN, 55406




        Joel Albers Pharm.D., Ph.D.

        Clinical Pharmacist, Health Economics Researcher

        Universal Health Care Action Network - MN

        Community/University Collaborative Research

        www.uhcan-mn.org

        email: joel@...

        phone: 612-384-0973

        address: 3500 35th ave S

                   Mpls, MN, 55406




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