ATHENS – Community members
will have an
opportunity to get the facts on single-payer health care at a
public forum Wednesday, Sept. 11 from 7:15- 9:30 p.m. at the
Athens Community Center, 701 E. State St.
The forum is being hosted by the Single Payer Action Network,
Ohio (SPAN), a statewide
coalition of organizations and individuals working to enact fundamental
health care reform that guarantees full
and comprehensive access to a full range of medical services.
will include an
informational presentation, a panel discussion led by SPAN, Ohio Director
Debbie Silverstein, followed by a question and answer period.
Silverstein stressed the need to create a
health care system
patients with dignity.
“We need to transform our
system so that patients
are seen first as human beings in need of care,
not just as a revenue source,” Silverstein said.
For information about the forum contact Southeastern
Arlene Sheak, (740) 707-4924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about SPAN, Ohio can be
found at group’s website www.spanohio.org.
Photo courtesy of
of Health and Human Services