March 31, 2015
A gala annual meeting of Healthcare-Now of Maryland was held March 10th, 2015 at the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland in Baltimore. Forty-five members and friends of single-payer were in attendance. Speakers summarized activities of the past year–participation in Lobby Day in Annapolis, marching in the annual MLK Day parade in Baltimore, and grants to the Healthcare is a Human Right Campaign Maryland. Eric Naumburg gave an update on the latter campaign. Robert Zarr, president of PNHP, gave the featured address, which highlighted personal experiences with community health that encouraged physician endorsement of single-payer. Bumper stickers, buttons, and literature were on sale. Plans for the rest of 2015 were unveiled. All are invited to attend monthly meetings also held at the Episcopal Diocesan Center, usually on the fourth Thursday of the month.