January 20, 2017
Chanting, “What Do We Want? Single-Payer” and “Healthcare is a Human Right, Join us, Join us in our Fight”, more than thirty people marched in the Healthcare is a Human Right-Maryland contingent in Baltimore’s Martin Luther King, Jr. parade on January 16th. Quoting Dr. King, the group’s lead banner read, “Of all the forms on inequality, injustice in healthcare is the most shocking and inhumane.” Participants from Baltimore City and Baltimore, Montgomery, Carroll, and Howard counties (and two people from Pennsylvania!) wore yellow and black Healthcare is a Human Right t-shirts. They carried an array of banners and signs advocating for single-payer, urging improved and expanded Medicare for all and opposing for-profit health care. The large crowd watching the parade responded enthusiastically to our message for universal healthcare. People cheered, repeated our slogans, and waved to us. As we passed the reviewing stand, the announcer urged the on-lookers to give us another big hand since, he said, the incoming president had vowed to repeal existing healthcare protections. Thanks to all who organized and attended this event.
November 25, 2014
On December 10th, the Healthcare is a Human Right Maryland campaign will release a new report “Voices of Maryland’s Healthcare Crisis”; based on surveys of 882 Marylanders during 2013 from all around the state. The report will define the serious and tragic nature of the struggle to obtain necessary healthcare in Maryland. This event is a press conference; there will be speakers from labor, the medical community and individuals who’ve struggled to get healthcare.
Location: Charm City Clinic, 2222 Jefferson Street, Baltimore, MD 21205
Time: December 10, 2014
Contact: Sergio Espana. HealthcareisaHumanRightMD@gmail.org; or 240-478-8193
December 10, 2013
The Howard County Chapter of Healthcare is a Human Right – Maryland is sponsoring a free showing of the award winning documentary, THE HEALTHCARE MOVIE.
Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Wednesday, February 12th
Place: East Branch of Howard County Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, MD 21045
The movie compares the Canadian and American Healthcare Systems, which were virtually identical in the 1960’s but took very different paths. Through a long (but inspiring) struggle, Canada got a government funded universal healthcare system similar to our Medicare except that it covers everyone; while America has increasingly turned it’s healthcare system over to private for profit corporations. The differences in coverage, cost and outcomes is eye opening.
The movie lasts 65 minutes and we will follow it with a group discussion about the movie and a report on the Healthcare is a Human Right – Maryland campaign. Refreshments will be served.
Link to Movie Flyer: HoCo The HealthcareMovie 2-12-14-1
HCHRMaryland@gmail.com for further information.