Single-payer advocates and supporters: Come on out Thursday

by on June 3, 2009 · 2 comments

in Civil Rights, Economy, Health, Organizing, San Diego

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 *





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


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…

San Diego
Thursday, June 4th
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Outside the San Diego Convention Center
5th @ Harbor Streets

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avatar doug porter June 3, 2009 at 8:24 am

i’ll be there, taking pictures and covering this event for the obrag. hope to see ALL you there. (I’ll be the one with the OBRag teeshirt.)


avatar lane tobias June 3, 2009 at 8:38 am

awesome doug. i was feeling really bad about not being able to go.


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