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Members of VA PNHP advocate for single-payer national health insurance and speak about it to interested groups throughout Virginia

Articles of Interest

Balloon launch scheduled to support teen battling seizures

By Kim Walter
The Northern Virginia Daily, August 8, 2012

Improve Medicare to help address health care system

By Raymond Feierabend, M.D.
Bristol (Va.) Herald Courier, Letters, July 29, 2012

Fear and Waiting: What the Wise County Clinic Means This Year

By Marcella Mroczkowski
The Huffington Post: The Blog, July 22, 2012

First day of Wise RAM clinic draws 1,700

By Steve Igo
Kingsport Times-News, July 20, 2012

Motorcyclist hurt in crash faces high bill for helicopter ride

By Alex Bridges
The Northern Virginia Daily, June 30, 2012

Cuccinelli says Constitution, states' sovereignty preserved

By Sally Voth
The Northern Virginia Daily, June 28, 2012

Marina will host fundraiser to help cover healthcare costs for local boy

By Staff Reports
Elizabethton Star, June 25, 2012

Hoagie Sale/Gas card raffle fundraisers July 12 will benefit John Huffman of Troutville Fire Department

By Dee Dee Bruce, The Botetourt View
The Roanoke Times, June 22, 2012

A stronger prescription for what ails health care

By Eugene Robinson, March 29, 2012

Health care law proceedings have clinic director's attention

By Joe Beck
Northern Virginia Daily, March 28, 2012

Brief on Behalf of Single Payer Action, It's Our Economy, and Fifty Medical Doctors Who Support Single Payer as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents (Minimum Coverage Provision)

By Oliver B. Hall, Counsel of Record
February 13, 2012

Healthcare costs decrease over time when low-income uninsured are provided coverage

Press Release
UC Irvine TODAY, February 09, 2012

Park City Vantage Point Puts Tragedy of American Health Care in Vivid Relief

By Wendell Potter
Huffington Post, January 23, 2012

Transcript of Interview with Wendell Potter

By Bill Moyers
Bill Moyers Journal, July 10, 2009

Virginia Right! Blogger Visits Occupy Richmond and is Shocked by What He Finds

By Tom White
Virginia Right!, October 28, 2011

St. Luke Community Clinic chief willing to try something new

By Joe Beck
Northern Virginia Daily, September 14, 2011

Soylent Greenbacks: David Brooks Wants Some People to Die for Debt Reduction

By James Ridgeway
Unsilent Generation, July 15, 2011

Supervisors approve office building for UVA health system

By Sean Tubbs
Charlottesville Tomorrow, July 14, 2011

Kaine celebrates Medicare anniversary, offers criticism of Ryan plan

By Wesley P. Hester
Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 1, 2011

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Weekly Challenge

The 14th annual Remote Area Medical Health Expedition at the Wise County fairgrounds took place in July. The event, which so disturbed a high-level health insurance executive in 2007 that he quit his job to advocate full-time for single-payer health care, provided free medical, dental, and vision services to some 3000 people over three days on a first-come-first-served no-questions-asked basis.

While politicians in attendance approved the generosity and gratitude that they observed, they failed to acknowledge that these are aspects of a national health care system that Canadians and others frequently cite in defense of theirs.

Instead of counting on the generosity of volunteers and the gratitude of those with no other health care options, we must continue to speak out for a health care system that recognizes the generosity of Americans -- a trait so often praised by visitors to our country -- and their gratitude for programs such as Medicare that provide care by right rather than ability to pay.

Upcoming Events

October 6: The Demonstration for Universal Healthcare (DUH)

Gather on the National Mall in Washington, DC to answer the question "Does America need a new healthcare system?" with a resounding "DUH". Registration is appreciated in order to comply with National Park Service requests. Click here for ways you can help to make this demonstration a success.

October 26-27: 25th Anniversary Meeting of PNHP

PNHP's 25th Anniversary Meeting will be held Saturday, October 27, 2012 in San Francisco at Parc 55 Wyndham San Francisco-Union Square Hotel, 55 Cyril Magnin Street. Click here to register for the meeting. Click here for information on the Leadership Training Institute scheduled for Friday, October 26.

Click here to submit information about your event.