On Mar 4, Drs. Jessica Schorr Saxe, George Bohmfalk and Akshay Pendyal discussed healthcare systems around the world and proposals for reform of the US system, including Medicare for All, with the Novant Family Medicine residents and staff.
On Mar 2, the day before Super Tuesday, Medicare for All supporters stood in solidarity with Charlotte city and county employees to point out how Medicare for All will provide better coverage at lower cost for both employees and government. HCJ-North Carolina Board chair Dr. Jessica Schorr Saxe and Board members Tera Long and Dr. George Bohmfalk spoke to the need for Medicare for All for union workers and everyone else.
On Feb 26, our Queens Univ. student chapter showed Power to Heal, a powerful 60-min documentary describing how Medicare led to hospital integration in 1965. HCJ-NC physician members led a discussion afterward.
And there was pizza!
On Feb 19, Dr. George Bohmfalk joined Richard Master, producer of the documentary FixIt - Healthcare at the Tipping Point, insurance company whistleblower Wendell Potter, and Washington, DC pediatrician Sanjeev Sriram in Greenville, SC for a discussion on the business advantages of Medicare for All.
On Feb 18, Dr. George Bohmfalk discussed the various proposals for healthcare reform being offered by Democratic presidential candidates.
On Feb 13 students at Davidson College showed FixIt, the 40-min documentary that makes the business case for Medicare for All. A panel of our physician and other expert members took questions from the very engaged audience, for whom healthcare is a critical issue.
On Feb 3, Dr. George Bohmfalk spoke to the Health Law Club at Duke Law School in Durham.
On Jan 31, Dr. George Bohmfalk joined our South Carolina colleague Dr. David Keely for a lively discussion with area progressives.
On Jan 30, HJC-NC members met at Wedgewood Church to hear updates in the Medicare for All campaign and proposals for how it might be paid for. We also heard from leaders of our student chapters at UNCC and Queens University, who brought a large contingent of their members. Our new M4A yard signs were a big hit. Contact us to get yours! Every yard needs one!
On Jan 29 our Queens student chapter hosted its second annual showing of FixIt with a panel answering audience questions.
On Jan 26 a statewide coalition of 25 groups supporting M4A held their formative meeting in Greensboro.
Several members joined hundreds of women on Jan 25 for the Annual Women's March, as reproductive and general healthcare is a critical concern of all women.