This fall the Mad as Hell Doctors (MADH) will follow-up on their landmark 2009 National Tour across the United States with a similar tour through California. MADH is a group of activist physicians and nurses, patient advocates and other health care providers who are fighting for a Single Payer National Health Insurance Program for all Americans.MAHD will take part in 26 educational events from Arcata on September 23 to the Capitol in Sacramento on October 12.
MADH will be meeting with local health care professional at San Joaquin County Hospital from 9-11 AM on Saturday, October 9. They will then travel to the Clarion Inn & Suites (formerly Stockton Inn) for a free 1-3 PM event and then a 5-8 PM event with a buffet dinner for $15 —where they hope to meet and greet local activists, doctors, and nurses and all interested in learning about excellent and efficient health care for all.
MADH advocates for a national Single Payer, Improved Medicare for all health care system, where everyone is covered, co-pays and deductibles eliminated, and health care decisions are left to patients and their doctors, not Wall Street profiteers. The recently passed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act does little to provide these elements and instead entrenched the current medical-industrial complex, which is the cause of our health care system’s chaos and unsustainable cost spiral.
“Many people say this legislation was a step in the right direction.” says Dr. Paul Hochfeld, Mad as Hell Doctor and producer/director of Health, Money, And Fear, “It is more like we have started looking in the right direction with better community health funding and preventive care, but we are unable to take a real step in that direction because we are tethered and distracted by profit motives and fragmentation.”
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