by Chico David
AHIP (America’s Health Insurance Plans) is having their annual meeting in San Diego this week. Nurses from the California Nurses Association and allies from groups like Physicians for a National Health Program and Progressive Democrats of America will be there to greet them – of course!
For those who don’t know, AHIP is the trade association and main lobbying arm of the health insurance industry – more commonly known as the murder-by-spreadsheet industry.
Last year AHIP came to San Francisco and they were met in real California style. You can read about it here in one of nyceve’s excellent and moving diaries. I was lucky enough to be there and it was a memorable experience. We need to let the industry feel some heat and we need to bring attention to the single-payer cause and why more insurance is not the answer to America’s health care holocaust. If you are near enough and have a little free time on Thursday morning, here are the details:
Come Rally With
San Diego’s Single Payer Healthcare Coalition *
NO MORE BANKRUPTCIES FOR HEALTHCARE !
NOBODY OUT, EVERYBODY IN !!
INSURANCE COMPANIES, NO“
WHEN: Thursday, June 4th
TIME: 8:00am – 10:30am (event coordinating team will meet at 7:00am)
WHERE: San Diego Convention Center – 111 W. Harbor Drive
at America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) Annual Conference
Good parking at Parkade: 6th and J opposite the OMNI hotel.
Bring your own signs, camera, video phone or recorder, and other supporters.
Take your own videos to post on YouTube!!!
Join us to Support
SINGLE PAYER HEALTHCARE-FOR-ALL
HR 676, and in California, SB 810
* WE ARE: The La Jolla Democratic Club, Progressive Democrats of America, Single Payer Now, Health Care for All-California, Physicians for National Health Plan, California Teachers Assn., Activist San Diego, Green Party of San Diego County and other clubs and groups joining each day…
Thursday, June 4th
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Outside the San Diego Convention Center
5th @ Harbor Streets