Transportation Planning Survey (Jackie Parnell)
Play about Kū'ē Petition is very timely today (Sharon Ku'uipo Kana'e-Paulo)
Planning and Transportation (Pearl Johnson)
Meeting on Health Care for All October 15 (Jean Aoki)
Serious Subject for Free Musical
October 31 Deadline for Charter Proposals (Evangeline Funk & Piilani Kaopuiki)
Meeting on Health Care for All October 15
Why doesn't everyone in Hawaii have access to health care?
Whatever the reason, you need to know more about a plan that will make healthcare affordable for everyone.
A Public meeting is scheduled for Saturday, October 15, in the auditorium at the State Capitol from 9:30 to 12:00. It is sponsored by the Health Care for All Coalition, of which League is a member.
A big turnout will show the public officials that people want and will support a law to create health care for ALL Hawaii's people. But if few show up, they'll assume there's no great support from voters.
Knowledgeable speakers will discuss the universal. single-payer health plan designed to make health care accessible to all. regardless of income level, age. or pre-existing conditions.
Part of the session will be set aside for "open mikes" when members of the audience are invited to make comments. ask questions, and share their experiences_
This is an opportune time for everyone to share their concerns about health care. Hawaii does have a good pre-paid health insurance system. but it leaves too many uninsured - It encourages businesses to hire part-time help to avoid providing health insurance for all of its workers. Small businesses are having a difficult time providing healthcare insurance because of the everescalating costs.
The aims is to devise a system that does not deny access to the most vulnerable. and vet tries to stein the ever-escalating cost of health insurance over and above inflation rates. This is an opportunity to learn more about the Canadian system and how it works.
Did you know that nation-wide, approximately 3100 of all health care dollars go toward administrative costs? A single-payer system would do away with much of the duplication in administration thus leaving billions to be spent on actual care and better access to care.
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