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  • published Student Advocacy Fund in Donate 2024-01-22 16:22:28 -0500

    Student Advocacy Fund

    Donate below today to send a student to the Annual PNHP Leadership and Advocacy Training and National Conference in November! 

    This fund will also support our 2024-2025 Student Fellows, who coordinate the statewide network of 12 NY-Metro area SNaHP chapters which have been instrumental in building momentum for Medicare for All and the NY Health Act.

    New York students have placed op-eds in the NY Times (first pro-single-payer piece in a decade!), Business Insider, City and State NY, Albany Times Union, Syracuse.com and more. 

    They have organized national SNaHP conferences, drawing over 150 health professional students to New York City.

    They play a major role in our educational forums and demonstrations including a recent “Pharma Greed Kills” protest at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals against price-gouging and for single-payer with tough price negotiations as the solution. 

    By contributing today to the Student Advocacy Fund, you can give students an experience that will have a profound impact on their careers, advocacy for their patients, and the future of healthcare in the U.S.

       

     

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  • published Ceasefire Statement 2023 2023-12-20 19:03:37 -0500

    The NY Metro Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program Calls for an Immediate and Permanent Ceasefire in Palestine and Israel

    We at the NY Metro Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP-NY Metro) believe that healthcare is a human right. As an organization of health justice activists that works tirelessly to transform our healthcare system from one that is unjust and profit-driven to one that is more just and based on principles of human rights, we urge President Biden & Congress to apply human rights principles and laws in both our own country and internationally.

    We join the growing movement calling for an immediate permanent ceasefire, the immediate delivery of humanitarian aid, the release of all hostages and detained people, and an end to violence and destruction. We stand in solidarity with the healthcare and humanitarian workers in Gaza as they work to provide care in a time of crisis, under conditions that do not support health and healing.


  • published Working Groups in Take Action 2023-07-18 14:37:03 -0400

    Join A Working Group

    Much of the work of our Chapter happens within our Working Groups. We have five main Working Groups dedicated to specific areas of our advocacy. Groups are volunteer-led and generally meet monthly (sometimes more, sometimes less). You do not need to be a physician or a member to join - we invite you to get involved!

    CLICK HERE to see the list of Working Groups and to sign up!


  • published Donate! in Take Action 2023-06-23 14:20:25 -0400


  • Robert Auerbach Memorial Gifts

    In memory of Dr. Robert Auerbach

     

    Dr. Robert Auerbach was a NYC dermatologist who practiced across NYU-Bellevue-Manhattan VA. During his residency at the University of Chicago (1960-1962) he moonlit for Dr. Quentin Young, making house calls for poor residents living in Chicago’s South Side.  He taught his 10 year old son, the future Dr. Steve Auerbach, in circa 1970 "what we need is Medicare starting at age zero."

    Thanks Dad and Mom for raising me to be committed to social justice including health justice.

    - Steve Auerbach, MD

    Donate

  • published Judy Esterquest's Fundraising Page 2023-06-08 23:33:26 -0400

    Judy Esterquest's Fundraising Page

    Judy smiling at the viewerI joined PNHP-NY Metro after joining the Campaign for New York Health in 2017 — because I learned that PNHP is a parent of the Campaign, providing funding, guidance, and the engine of PNHP expertise.

    Then I discovered the completely enlightening monthly educational forums, the wealth of webinars, pptx, and articles within PNHP websites, and the extraordinary generosity of PNHP-NY Metro members. Much of the work is done by volunteers, but PNHP-NY Metro's paid staff manage the websites, the social media, the budgets, the emails, as well as organizing rallies and many of the events, not to mention keeping committees operating smoothly and forums meeting deadlines. Your donations (all tax-deductible) make a huge difference to how effective PNHP-NY Metro can be.

    Please contribute what you can below to support our chapter's work in bringing systemic reform to New York and US healthcare!

    Whether or not you can attend our Celebration honoring Single-Payer Champions on June 20th 6-8:30pm, contributions of $25 to $50 will make a real difference.

    Thank you for your support!

    - Judy Esterquest, PhD

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  • Julie Schwartzberg's 2023 Fundraising Page

    Julie speaking into a bullhorn at a rally, wearing a blue \For my birthday on July 19, this year, I invite you to please contribute below on my behalf to help support the work of the NY Metro Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program. I have served on the Board of Directors since 2022 and I can't say enough good things about the work that the NY Metro Chapter has done over the past two years in support of the NYC municipal retirees as we fight to keep our public Medicare benefits.

    Please contribute what you can below to help support the work of our chapter to defend traditional public Medicare and organize for truly universal, comprehensive healthcare - care that we all so desperately need!

     

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  • published Eugenia Montesinos' 2023 Fundraising Page 2023-06-06 01:07:03 -0400

    Eugenia Montesinos' 2023 Fundraising Page

    $50.00 raised
    GOAL: $3,000.00

    Eugenia wearing scrubsAs a midwife I am outraged. We are facing unprecedented times in terms of women’s health, with bans on abortion, sky-high maternal mortality rates in BIPOC mothers, especially for black moms, and poor or non-existent mental healthcare for our immigrant population. To top this up many of my friends who are retired teachers are being forced to enroll in Medicare Advantage, more accurately called Medicare Disadvantage. This is really pissing me off and we need to stop it. Teachers worked hard to educate our children all their working lives just to have the city force them off of public Medicare benefits and onto this horrible for-profit program that has a history of denying care to those who need it most. It is outrageous.

    We all need healthcare regardless of age, gender, religion, wealth, health or citizenship status and it should not be a business for insurance companies to get rich from. Healthcare is vital for any human being, and it is a right we all deserve. Please join me and help us to fight back against these profiteering health predators. Let’s pass single payer #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll now!

    I joined the board of PNHP NY Metro in 2022 and am proud of the work we do to help educate the public and grow the movement for health justice. Your donation below will allow us to keep working for all of us. Any amount you can contribute today will help me to reach my June 20 goal of $3,000 to support the work our chapter is doing to bring a change in our healthcare system. We desperately need a system that works for all of us, not just the lucky and privileged.

    - Eugenia Montesinos, CNM, WHNP, MSN

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  • published Marc Lavietes' 2023 Fundraising Page 2023-05-22 20:13:50 -0400

    Marc Lavietes' 2023 Fundraising Page

    Marc LavietesI am delighted to be selected as an honoree this year in PNHP NY Metro's Reception Celebrating Single-Payer Champions! It has been my honor and pleasure to serve as the long-time Chapter Secretary and as a dedicated member of the Board of Directors. You can read my latest June 5, 2023 op-ed in the NY Daily News here, and read more about my work with PNHP and all of this year's honorees here.

    Looking back over my life, the books I have enjoyed the most (The Grapes of Wrath), the people (most recently, my PNHP colleagues) and my favorite activities all share one common denominator: concern with social equality and justice. Health care for all is a staple of a just society. We must continue working to advance Medicare for All as national legislation. But we can pass the New York Health Act now.

    Please contribute what you can below to help support the work of our chapter to bring about the systemic change our healthcare system so desperately needs!

    Donate

  • Roona Ray's 2023 Fundraising Page

    JUST STARTED
    GOAL: $4,000.00

    I recently had a baby and I'm more pissed than ever that we have this fragmented healthcare system that tries to profit off people's health and sickness. I got a surprise bill from the hospital for her routine pediatric care right after she was born, even though I was told I was going to an in network hospital and everything would be covered. These kinds of predatory practices are routine in the health insurance industry and we need to get them out of healthcare. The patients I work with at a public hospital in Queens are living much more financially precarious lives than I, and it's unacceptable that any of us have to fight for the healthcare we need at the most vulnerable times in our lives. Healthcare is a human right! Get the insurance industry out! Single payer now!

    Please contribute what you can to help me reach my goal of raising $4,000 by June 20 to help support the work of our chapter to bring about the system change our healthcare system so desperately needs!

    - Roona Ray, MD, MPH

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  • Betty Kolod's 2023 Fundraising Page

    $520.00 raised
    GOAL: $4,000.00

    Betty & Bubbe

    I became a doctor to help people, not to haggle with insurance companies for hours each day. You've heard what my patients deal with:

    An elderly cancer survivor who uses plastic shopping bags on his colostomy because his plan won't cover his medical supplies. A man with severe alcohol use disorder who reached the lifetime limit on addiction services covered by his union health insurance. A woman who cannot speak after a stroke and must choose between a plan that covers speech therapy and one that covers home care. Just yesterday, I spent hours on the phone desperately trying to reschedule an urgent brain MRI for a man with new hallucinations after it was canceled over insurance coverage confusion.

    My work with Physicians for a National Health Program-NY sustains me when our profit-driven healthcare system drains my will to practice medicine.

    Last year I helped our chapter initiate a new, annual Universal Healthcare Legislative Advocacy Fellowship, training the next generation of health justice advocates. Serving as a board member of the NY Metro Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program and as Chair of the NY State Legislative Advocacy Working Group, it is energizing to build power together and to fight back against the inequitable and racist for-profit healthcare system.

    Please contribute what you can to help me reach my goal of raising $4,000 by June 20 to help support the work of our chapter to bring about the system change our healthcare system so desperately needs!

    Donate

  • Dolores Dev Rogers Memorial Gifts

     

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    In memory of Dolores "Dev" Rogers

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Dolores "Dev" Rogers, longtime supporter of single-payer healthcare, PNHP, and our chapter. Dev passed away on Friday, April 7 and funeral services were held on Tuesday, April 11 at Plaza Jewish Community Chapel. Our sympathies to her family & loved ones.

    From Dev's moving memorial tribute:
    Dev was devoted to the cause of social justice on many fronts: in particular she was a longtime and vocal advocate for Universal Health Care coverage.  You can see her passion about the topic so beautifully captured in this video. 

    Those who knew her remember her well for her lightning-fast retorts and comments, and her incredibly articulate excoriations of all kinds of hypocrisies, corruptions and injustices that she saw every day. Dev also saw beauty everywhere: she would often stop still in the street, struck by the profundity of a flowering tree or the first leaves of Spring, exclaiming in wonder.  She was always, always up for a party, and constantly looked for compatriots in revelry.  Dev was unbelievably kind, hilarious and caring, and she wanted every single person to have the best life possible. She was a complex, loving, wonderful human and we miss her tremendously.

    Dev is survived by her husband Bruce; her son Mark and his wife Stephanie, and their children Lucy and Leah; her daughter Elizabeth and her husband Eugene; niece Marilyn and nephew David, and countless other beloved cousins and numerous friends.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation towards the cause of Universal Health Care below.

    Donate

  • published Sign Up / Membership in Take Action 2023-03-25 14:18:36 -0400

    Sign Up

    Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) is a nonprofit organization of 22,000 physicians, medical students, and health professionals who support single-payer national health insurance. The PNHP-NY Metro Chapter is one of over 50 chapters across the country. All are welcome to join us in our advocacy for a just and equitable healthcare system that will save lives and money.

    CLICK HERE to sign up for updates on our advocacy and to get involved!


    Become a Member

    All are welcome. While organizing healthcare workers and students is our core focus, you do not need to be a physician to become a member of PNHP!

    We are a member-supported organization and cannot do this work without you! Thank YOU for volunteering, showing up, donating and for joining.

    To receive national PNHP membership:

    CLICK HERE to make a one-time contribution of $250 or more
    OR
    CLICK HERE to become a monthly sustaining donor of at least $25/month.


    Gift Memberships:
    To honor someone with membership benefits, please email us to inquire.


    To contribute by check, make checks payable to "PNHP-NY Metro" and mail to:
    PNHP-NY Metro Chapter, 310 W. 86th St. #6B, New York, NY 10024


    PNHP - NY Metro is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization; all donations are tax deductible.


  • published Report back Gala 2022 in Gala 2022 2023-03-16 21:11:08 -0400

    2022 Gala Celebrating Single Payer Champions

    2022 PNHP-NY Metro Gala Celebrating Single Payer Champions: Monday, June 13, 2022!  

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    Over the last year, we have ramped up our organizing and programming efforts, including:

    🎯 Collaborating both locally and nationally to fight the increasing attempts to privatize Medicare
    🎯 Training healthcare workers to effectively share their stories of how our current insurance system impacts their ability to provide care.
    🎯 Increasing outreach to professional organizations and unions to promote the NY Health Act.
    🎯 Monthly educational forums with focuses ranging from American pharmaceutical pricing to insurance’s impact on substance use.
    🎯 Enhancing collaboration with movement partners to advance health justice initiatives.
    🎯 Expanding traditional and social media strategy to more effectively a broader audience regarding single payer healthcare.

    Due to the increasing COVID cases in New York City, and the implementation of a High Alert by the City’s health professionals, we have made the difficult decision to transition our Gala to a fully remote event.  We appreciate your understanding, and we look forward to celebrating with you in person when we can safely do so.  Until that option arises, we are happy to be able to recognize Single-Payer Champions remotely, and will forge ahead with a condensed program on Zoom!

    We are proud to introduce our health justice honorees:

    Picture of a smiling black man in a suit in front of a rainbow sign reading Healthcare for Every Body.  To the right of the image is the text: Sen. Jabari Brisport, New York State's 25th Senate Distict

    Picture of crowd of masked people in red holding a banner reading New York State Nurses Association: Caring for ALL New Yorkers.  To the right of the picture reads: NYSNA, New York State Nurses Association

    Image of a smiling white man with gray hair. Text to the right reads Peter Steinglass, MD: Chair for Fundraising Committee, PNHP-NY Metro.

    image of white man in a suit with grey hair speaking in front of a group of people holding signs in support of single-payer healthcare. Text to the right reads: Lifetime Achievement Award, Assemblymember Richard Gottfried, New York State's 75th Assembly District.


  • published Lobby Day 2023 in Events 2023-03-16 20:23:23 -0400

    2023 Lobby Day to #PassNYHealth!

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    On Tuesday March 14, over 200 universal healthcare advocates participated in our 2023 Lobby Day to #PassNYHealth!
    THANK YOU for making the day such a success!!

    Lobby Day Materials

    • You can find a recording of the forum here.
    • A transcript of the forum is available here.
    • The slidedeck from the recording is here.
    • A folder with explainers for each piece of legislation is available here.

    Summary of 2023 Legislation Package: Take action by clicking the links in the bill names.

    New York Health Act (Bill numbers pending) will establish a single-payer universal healthcare system in New York state that will guarantee comprehensive care for all residents and workers, regardless of employment, immigration status or ability to pay!
    Reproductive Freedom & Equity Act (A00361A / S00348B) will establish a fund to cover the cost of abortion —as well as traveling expenses and childcare costs—for low-income New Yorkers and people coming from out of state. Has already passed the state senate!
    Coverage 4 All (A3020 / S2237) will create a state-funded Essential Plan for ALL New Yorkers up to 200% of the federal poverty level, regardless of immigration status, by including undocumented immigrants in the state’s application for the 1332 waiver. Submit comments in support of Coverage 4 All.
    Indigent Care Pool (Bill numbers pending) will redistribute public funding to protect true safety-net hospitals providing health care for low-income, people with disabilities, and communities of color.
    End Medical Debt package: Ounce of Prevention Act (S1366) requires all hospitals to use a uniform application form and policy and relates to distribution of funds from the general hospital indigent care pool, and Fair Medical Debt Reporting (S4907) prohibits medical debt from being collected by a consumer reporting agency or included in a consumer report.
    Fair Pay for Home Care would leave room in the budget for home health workers to make 150% of the minimum wage. New York has a home health care shortage  and ensuring liveable wages for these highly skilled professionals is the first step to address this.
    Protect Telemedicine Abortion Across State Lines (S1066A / A1079A) will shield clinicians and pharmacists throughout the state from: prosecution, loss of license or malpractice, and from subpoenas of their medical records for prescribing and sending of abortion pills to people who need them.

    Upcoming Events and Additional Action Items

     

    Many thanks to our 2023 Lobby Day cosponsors:

    Campaign for NY Health
    Cattaraugus-Allegany Liberation Collective
    Center for the Independence of the Disabled in NY
    Chinese-American Planning Council
    Council on Interns and Residents
    Cuba Cultural Center
    Dutchess County Progressive Action Alliance
    For The Many
    Housing Works
    Hudson Valley Demands NY Health
    Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
    NY Caring Majority
    NY Progressive Action Network
    NYS Academy of Family Physicians
    NY State Nurses Association
    NY Statewide Senior Action Council
    Students for a National Health Program

     


  • published Past Events in Events 2023-03-15 15:27:25 -0400

    Past Events

    Below you will find some of our chapter's featured past events and activities!
    Click on the past events to learn more.

    For info on a past forum, please head over to Past Forums!
    For info on an upcoming forum or event, please head over to our Home page!

     

    2023 Film Screening - Bending the Arc
    Wednesday Nov 1, 2023

     

     

     

     

     

     



    2023 Pride Marches - NY Health Act

    Marchers holding a rainbow Healthcare for Every Body banner with green & yellow ombre background and details for the Queer Liberation March at Foley Square NYC Sunday 6/25 Rally 2pm, march 3pm. Details at www.pnhpnymetro.org

    2023 Celebration of Single Payer Champions

    2023 Gala Save the Date

    UHLAF Universal Healthcare Legislative Advocacy Fellowship

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    March 14, 2023 Lobby Day to #PassNYHealth!



    2022 Gala Celebrating Single Payer Champions

    Dark background graphic with the following text: "Annual Gala/Save the Date!/Celebrating Single-Payer Champions/Fighting for Health Justice/Monday June 13, 2022."  Against the dark background, there are a variety of medical related cartoon images, mostly with a light blue/teal color scheme (think a little ambulance, a tiny monopoly looking hospital, three nurses in teal scrubs).  The PNHP NY Metro logo is in the top left corner.

    Care for Every Body 5K! Oct 10, 2021

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    Single Payer Honorees 2021 Gala

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  • published Honor & Memorial Giving in About 2023-02-22 14:36:22 -0500

    Honor and Memorial Giving

    Recognize someone special, commemorate a milestone, demonstrate your commitment, or honor a lost loved one, by making a special gift in their name, in support of the movement for equitable, universal healthcare.

    Honor Gifts

    Honor a birthday, graduation or other special moment with donations in a loved one's name to the movement for health justice - or create your own personalized fundraising page to share with friends, colleagues, and family. We will feature a photo and statement of your choice, and you can set your own fundraising goal! All funds raised will go to help power the educational, leadership-building, operational, and advocacy work of our chapter.
    To set up a custom tribute page for yourself or your honoree, please complete this form or contact [email protected]. Current tribute pages are shown below.

    Gift Memberships: To honor someone with full membership benefits, please email [email protected] to inquire.

    Memorial Gifts

    Honor the memory of someone special with a donation in remembrance. We’ll notify their loved ones of your gift, which allows their legacy to live on by making a lasting impact on health justice. Consider this meaningful way to pay your final respects. Current tribute pages are shown below. To set up a custom tribute page for your loved one, please complete this form or contact [email protected]



    Honor Tribute Pages:

    Betty Kolod, MD

    Marc Lavietes, MD

    Eugenia Montesinos, CNM, WHNP, MSN

    Julie Schwartzberg

    Roona Ray, MD

     

    Memorial Tribute Pages:

    Robert Auerbach, MD

    Dolores "Dev" Rogers

    Peter Smith, MD and Patricia O'Neill, MD

     

     

     


  • published Peter Smith Memorial Gifts in Honor & Memorial Giving 2023-02-21 18:56:47 -0500

    Peter Smith Memorial Gifts

    Dr. Peter Smith & Dr. Patricia O'Neill looking at us and smiling warmly

    In memory of Dr. Peter Smith and Dr. Patricia O'Neill

    We are deeply saddened by the loss of Peter R Smith, MD, retired pulmonologist and PNHP - NY Metro Board Member, and his wife, Patricia O’Neill, MD, a lead trauma surgeon at Brookdale Hospital, on February 17th, 2023.  Both will be greatly missed. 

    Over the past few years, Peter had been an incredibly active member of the Board of Directors of PNHP-NY Metro.  In addition to participating in the Executive and Finance Committees, Peter led the Program Committee.  His largest contribution, however, was as Chair of the Education and Outreach Working Group.  He tirelessly worked to spread information about single-payer healthcare at both the state and federal levels.  Regularly speaking at Grand Rounds and other professional meetings, Peter also helped coordinate a robust outreach program to identify grassroots groups to not only educate people about alternatives to the country’s current health system, but also to provide them with ways to engage in advocacy towards that goal.  

    Peter received his medical degree from Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.  He served as Chief of the Division of Pulmonary Medicine and Co-Director of the Thoracic Center and Co-Director of the Asthma Center, director of the Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, and director of the Smoking Cessation Center all at Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY.  Peter was a Professor of Clinical Medicine at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, and was the author of more than 80 scientific publications.  He was a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Chest Physicians, and a member of the American Thoracic Society, Society of Critical Care Medicine, and the New York Academy of Sciences.  Peter served on the board of directors of the American Lung Association of Brooklyn for 15 years and was past president of that organization and the American Lung Association of New York City. 

    Voted one of the "Best Doctors in New York" by New York Magazine, Peter was also selected for inclusion in the Castle Connolly Guide, "The Best Doctors - New York Metro Area" and the Woodward White Guide, "The Best Doctors in America.”

    The family welcomes you to make a contribution to PNHP - NY Metro, below, in Peter and Patricia's honor.

    Donate

  • published #MedStoryMonday in Take Action 2023-02-12 15:50:58 -0500

    #MedStoryMonday

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    Fed up with for-profit healthcare?

    Join our #MedStoryMonday campaign featuring stories (examples below) from health workers and students in support of the NY Health Act & Medicare for All!

    Our stories play a significant role in shaping public perceptions and attitudes towards single-payer universal healthcare and healthcare workers are in a unique position to speak out about systemic injustice and to advocate for our patients. Help uplift the stories of the suffering endured, care denials and barriers, and resources wasted in the current U.S. healthcare system that treats care as a commodity rather than as a human right.

    Physicians, nurses, midwives, dentists, residents, public health workers and students, medical students, doulas, home care workers: we want to hear from you!

    CLICK HERE to share your story today to be featured in a #MedStoryMonday quotegraphic!
    Share this page or this link www.bit.ly/MedStoryMonday with your colleagues so we can amplify more perspectives and experiences.

    Not a healthcare worker? We need to hear from you too! Please CLICK HERE to share your story!


    Follow, like and share our #MedStoryMonday posts on social media!   Facebook icon Twitter icon Instagram icon


    Contributing your #MedStoryMonday story is easy;

    1. Provide the basic info requested here including a short 2-4 sentence / 75 word quote describing one of your frustrations or experiences with our current healthcare system and your reasons for supporting and working to pass single-payer.

      TIP: Be specific! People identify more deeply with details than generalizations.
      TIP: Your story can be from provider POV, relating a patient's experience, or a personal experience you or your loved ones have had with insurance companies or seeking care within the current inequitable, discriminatory system.

    2. Select a photo of yourself to share.
    3. We'll reach out to get your photo after you submit the form and will review the final graphic with you!

    Tell us: How will universal single-payer healthcare change your life and the lives of your patients?!


    View some of our past #MedStoryMonday graphics below!

     

    Square graphic with white background & red border, circular photo of medical student Prince Yearwood at top right with quote in red & teal at center of graphic reading “The current healthcare system makes patients feel small, overlooked, and undervalued. Our system is unequal and racist.As a black male patient in a clinic, I have had providers make the assumption that I would not have "good" insurance and fail to offer an intervention to me." At bottom right are three logos of Students for a National Health Program, Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & teal border, circular photo of Dr. Julie Wegener at the top left with quote at center of graphic reading "I discovered early that employer-based insurance makes no sense. At age 31, I left a clinic job in LA & moved back to NY to be near family as a young physician & pregnant mom. I ended up signing out AMA after a C-section (at NYU) because I had no health insurance. When we #PassNYHealth & #MedicareForAll, moms can give birth without incurring medical debt.." At bottom right are two logos of Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & red border, circular photo of medical student Cathy Lui at top right with quote in red & teal at center of graphic reading “As a student volunteer at the Rescue Mission, I see many patients that are hesitant to admit they do not have health insurance. They feel ashamed and are afraid to be turned away. I feel frustrated by the current circumstances. These patients have so many disadvantages and challenges they face on a daily basis. They shouldn’t have to worry about health insurance when they have more important things to worry about such as family, food, rent, shelter, etc." At bottom right are three logos of Students for a National Health Program, Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & teal border, circular photo of psychotherapist &  community advocate Karina Aybar-Jacobs, LMSW, CPC, at top right with quote in red & teal at center of graphic reading “As a therapist, I witness how my clients are not able to continue sessions because they have lost their insurance or have a very high deductible. As a cancer survivor, I have experienced  anxiety over high medical bills and uncertainty over post treatment costs. A system that prioritizes its citizens only when there's profitability, is a corrupt and immoral one. Healthcare is a human right.” At bottom right are two logos of Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & red border, circular photo of psychiatrist Dr. Peter Steinglass at top right with quote in red & teal at center of graphic reading “Health insurance companies are mandated to cover psychiatric conditions like they would any other medical condition. So you would think that my patients would find it relatively easy to get reimbursed for the treatment I provide as a psychiatrist. NOT SO! Instead, my patients repeatedly report that their private, for-profit insurance companies have denied their claims. Who benefits from such a system? Surely not my patients. The solution: Single-payer universal healthcare” At bottom right are two logos of Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & teal border, circular photo of registered nurse, Marva Wade, at top right with quote in red & teal at center of graphic reading “When I did assessments for patients about to undergo surgery for amputation of limbs or mastectomies, more often than not they had delayed medical treatment because they didn’t have insurance. Had they received timely medical services for their diabetes or peripheral vascular problems, or had mammograms, surgery could have been avoided. Single-payer would allow our patients to get care sooner and would save lives.” At bottom right are three logos of NYSNA, Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & red border, circular photo of obgyn resident physician Ashley Duhon at top right with quote in red & teal at center of graphic reading “I am fighting for single payer because I am tired of seeing my patients forced to jump through insurance hoops to obtain a routine obstetric ultrasound. I am tired of telling patients that we are unable to treat their infertility unless they can pay for it out of pocket. And I fear the day when I may be denied the ability to provide contraception and abortion care for my patients. Universal healthcare is reproductive health care. Single payer is the first step to ensuring it as a right for all people in this country.” At bottom right are two logos of Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & teal border, circular photo of resident physician Alec Feuerbach at top right with quote in red & teal at center of graphic reading “As an emergency room doctor in a public hospital, I see the patients turned away by other places. I remember one man who couldn’t walk or stand after rupturing his patella tendon falling on ice. He waited a week to get his treatment at another hospital only to be told they wouldn’t do the surgery because he didn’t have insurance.” At bottom right are two logos of Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & red border, circular photo of medical student Gabrielle Wimer at top right with quote in red & teal at center of graphic reading “I support the NY Health Act and Medicare for All because healthcare is a human right. I don't want any of my future patients to have to decide between paying for the medications they need and putting a roof over their head." At bottom right are three logos of Students for a National Health Program, Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & teal border, circular photo of physician Marc Levietes at top right with quote in red & teal at center of graphic reading “”I worked in a city hospital where most patients lack insurance. Many of our patients are burdened by strokes or heart failure. These illnesses are preventable by rigorous treatment of high blood pressure. But without adequate medical insurance, many don’t receive the preventive care they need and only the least expensive and thus least effective generic antihypertensives are affordable. No other industrialized country treats its people this way.” At bottom right are two logos of Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & red border, circular photo of midwife Eugenia Montesinos at top right with quote in red & teal at center of graphic reading “A mom with abnormal vaginal discharge and abdominal pain was diagnosed too late with advanced uterine cancer because she had no insurance or paid time off. She was finally able to seek care because we were offering free breast exams, mammograms and PAP smears. Under the New York Health Act and Medicare for All, everyone would have timely preventive care, early diagnosis and treatment. It would be an end to preventable tragedies." At bottom right are three logos of NYC Midwives, Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & red border, circular photo of Dr. Susan Kerman at top right with quote at center of graphic reading “I am a child psychiatrist in private practice for 40 years and have never witnessed a flood of need as I have during the pandemic. I had a parent recently who had called 26 doctors and found no one to take care of her child using her insurance. She was frantic. We desperately need a single payer system in this country, so that children and parents can get the care they need." At bottom right are two logos of Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & red border, circular photo of Dr. Roona Ray in front of a crowd at a rally speaking into a microphone at top left with quote at center of graphic reading ”A young woman came to see me for a finger she had broken five weeks prior. You didn’t need an x-ray to see that it was broken. She was an uninsured immigrant and worried about the cost of a doctor’s visit so she delayed coming. Her bone had already partially set in this awkward position.This is unacceptable. We need a healthcare system that is free at the point of service with no barriers to care. Pass the NY Health Act this year.” At bottom right are two logos of Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & red border, circular photo of Dr. Julie Wegener in profile speaking into a yellow megaphone at top left with quote at center of graphic reading "As a physician, I will continue to speak out against our profit-driven, racist health "care" system. Having seen up close the cruelty inflicted on our patients by unaffordable costs and unequal treatment, I am convinced that the only humane option is to pass the NY Health Act and Medicare For All." At bottom right are two logos of Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & red border, circular photo of RN Michelle Gonzalez at top left with quote at center of graphic reading "“When COVID began, we all knew there was a risk of exposure to ourselves and our families. It was one of our greatest fears. Because we lacked proper PPE, I got sick. Then my parents, who I live with, got sick. I watched as COVID spread through their lungs, deteriorated their health. We were able to somehow commandeer an oxygen machine. It was $3,000 and we're getting calls now from the insurance company. People are doing the best they can and we're being left, not only broke, but broken." At bottom right are three logos of Campaign for NY Health, PNHP NY Metro & NY State Nurses Association. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & red border, circular photo of Dr. Elizabeth Rosenthal at top left with quote at center of graphic reading "I was appalled when my patients delayed seeing me due to the cost. By the time they came the problem was so much worse and required much more intensive and expensive treatment. Why should they have to suffer through that? Healthcare must be provided as a human right." At bottom right are two logos of Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & red border, circular photo of Dr. Danny Neghassi at top left with quote at center of graphic reading "I feel powerless to help my patients when insurance companies deny the healthcare they desperately need. That is why I support the New York Health Act." At bottom right are two logos of Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

    Square graphic with white background & red border, circular photo of Dr. Jenny Hua at top left with quote at center of graphic reading "My patient received a $20,000 bill for his two year old daughter hospitalized for COVID-19. This would never happen with universal single-payer healthcare." At bottom right are two logos of Campaign for NY Health & PNHP NY Metro. At bottom left is text reading Share Your Story bit.ly/MedStoryMonday #PassNYHealth #MedicareForAll

     

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