Sunday, April 24, 2016

May 24: Loucks Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. "Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point"

Richard Master, producer of FIX It, tours Oregon

Tuesday May 24 -
Speaking at 6:30 p.m. at the Salem Library Auditorium

This 1-hour documentary was two years in the making, with interviews of more than forty
nationwide advocates for health reform, including business owners, health policy experts,
economists, doctors, nurses, patients and labor leaders.

Following the video there will be time for questions and discussion with radiation oncologist Dr. Mike Huntington, of Corvallis, and Lee Mercer, of Silverton, President of Health Care for All Oregon.

They will explain how single-payer health care financing works, how to get it here in Oregon, how to pay for it and what it will mean for Oregonians. Everyone is invited.

The film addresses why Americans spend over twice as much per capita on health care as people in the other developed countries. Health care costs in France averages $4,346 per person. For Americans, it’s $8,700. It’s not that Americans are paying more for superior health care. In the World Health Organization’s 2015 ranking of the world’s health systems France ranked number 1, and America ranked number 37.

Americans pay over $3 trillion a year for health care, and yet 30 million people have no health insurance, and the majority of the rest are seriously underinsured. Americans usually don’t discover this until they are hit with enormous medical bills.

For more information on Health Care for All Oregon visit

Contact Mike Huntington or Lee Mercer for more information.

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