We hope, even though we are not physically going to Albany Tuesday March 17th, that each of you can commit to spending 1-3 hours Tuesday, March 17th taking actions that you can do remotely.  

Our legislators are pushing forward with their plans whether we can gather in person or not, so we must maximize every medium we can to make sure our collective voice reaches our legislators: We demand BOLD action on healthcare this year, especially in the face of a public health crisis!

1. ALL DAY on Twitter: 

Use our Social Media & Action Toolkit 

2. JOIN OUR WEBINAR TRAININGS TUES. 3/17:

9:15am-10:30am: COVID-19 Makes the Case to Go Bold On Healthcare Now!
Details and RSVP here
to receive details on how to join via Zoom conference (via computer or phone line). 
*Resources on the Go Bold On Healthcare in 2020 Policy Priorities
*One-pager about COVID-19 x Single Payer here.

10:30am-11:30am: Storytelling & Social Media Advocacy
Details and RSVP here
to receive details on how to join via Zoom conference (via computer or phone line). 

1:00pm-2:00pm: Letter writing & Op-Eds
Details and RSVP here
to receive details on how to join via Zoom conference (via computer or phone line). 


3. CONTACT YOUR LEGISLATOR TUES. 3/17! 

NO MEDICAID CUTS! YES TO GUARANTEED HEALTHCARE!

Use our easy-to-use Email and Tweet tool: https://p2a.co/pSytg1U

Download & share out on social media this graphic:



THE NY HEALTH ACT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER

We should be putting more resources into the public hospitals, and instead Albany has hit them with a cut to reimbursements for Medicaid patients and is considering more ways to find “savings” — aka cuts— in the system. While we are opposed to these cuts at any time, doing so in light of a surge in patients infected by COVID-19 is spectacularly counterproductive and inhumane.

We should be building a system that prioritizes care for people over profits, instead of undermining the safety net in a time of crisis. We should be developing a universal system designed to meet the needs of our population. 

Under the NY Health Act and Medicare for All, there would be access to basic care in urban and rural areas, an emphasis on primary care and prevention to support a healthier population, bringing down the costs of prescription drugs and medical equipment, reducing the administrative bloat and building up a system of care, care coordination, and home care with dignity for the workers and the patients.

Forward together, 

Rachel Madley, Bob Lederer & YuLing Koh Hsu
and the PNHP - NY Metro & SNaHP/NY family

www.pnhpnymetro.org

 

WHEN
March 17, 2020 at 6am - 7pm
WHERE
Albany State Capitol
CONTACT
Bob Lederer · · 646-866-7671