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Announcement :: Social Welfare
8/26 Public Meeting in Quincy - The United States Healthcare Crisis and the Socialist Alternative‏
20 Aug 2009
FREE, QUALITY HEALTHCARE FOR ALL– NOW!
The United States Healthcare Crisis and the Socialist Alternative
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PUBLIC MEETING AND DISCUSSION WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26TH – 7:00 PM
THOMAS CRANE PUBLIC LIBRARY–MAIN MEETING ROOM

40 WASHINGTON ST. QUINCY CENTER

NEAR QUINCY CENTER T STOP ON RED LINE
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FREE, QUALITY HEALTHCARE FOR ALL– NOW!
The United States Healthcare Crisis and the Socialist Alternative

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A PUBLIC MEETING AND DISCUSSION

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26TH – 7:00 PM

THOMAS CRANE PUBLIC LIBRARY–MAIN MEETING ROOM
40 WASHINGTON ST. QUINCY CENTER
NEAR QUINCY CENTER T STOP ON RED LINE

HEALTHCARE FACTS

*20,000 AMERICANS DIE EVERY YEAR FROM LACK OF ACCESS TO HEALTHCARE.

*NEARLY 50 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE U.S. ARE UNINSURED. TENS OF MILLIONS MORE ARE UNDER-INSURED.

*HALF OF ALL PERSONAL BANKRUPTCIES IN 2007 WERE DUE TO MEDICAL BILLS- THREE-QUARTERS OF THESE INVOLVED PEOPLE WHO WERE INSURED.

*THE U.S. SPENDS TWO TIMES MORE PER PERSON ON HEALTHCARE THAN ANY OTHER COUNTRY BUT IS CURRENTLY RANKED 37TH OUT OF 191 COUNTRIES FOR PERFORMANCE.

*31% OF ALL PRIVATE HEALTHCARE DOLLARS IN THE U.S. GO TO BUREAUCRACY AND ADMINISTRATION, NOT ACTUAL HEALTHCARE. UNDER MEDICARE, THE NUMBER IS ONLY 3%

*A NATIONAL HEALTH INSURANCE SYSTEM COULD SAVE NEARLY $300 BILLION A YEAR IN ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS ALONE- ENOUGH TO COVER ALL THE UNINSURED AND ALL OUT-OF-POCKET PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS, WITH MORE THAN $150 BILLION LEFT OVER TO PAY FOR NEW HOSPITALS, TRAINING MORE DOCTORS AND NURSES, AND PROVIDING MORE JOBS IN THE PROCESS.

*OBAMA’S HEALTHCARE PLAN IS NOT SOCIALIZED MEDICINE.

SOCIALIST ALTERNATIVE

Socialist Alternative is a national organization fighting in our workplaces, communities, and campuses against the exploitation and injustices people face every day. We are union activists fighting for workers' rights and militant, democratic unions; we are people of color speaking out against racism, students organizing against sweatshops and war, immigrants demanding papers for all undocumented workers, women and men fighting sexism and homophobia.
We campaign for the building of a mass workers' party to represent the interests of workers, youth, and the environment against the two parties of big business.
We see the global capitalist system as the root cause of terrorism, war, poverty, discrimination, and environmental destruction. As capitalism moves deeper into crisis and recession, a new generation of workers and youth must join together to take the top 500 corporations into public ownership. We believe the dictatorships that existed in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe were perversions of what socialism is really about. We are for democratic socialism where people will have control over their daily lives.
Socialist Alternative is in political solidarity with the Committee for a Workers' International, a worldwide socialist organization in 37 countries, on every continent. Join us!

LOCAL CONTACT INFO: (774) 454-9060

BOSTON (at) SOCIALISTALTERNATIVE.ORG

WWW.BOSTON.SOCIALISTALTERNATIVE.ORG

WWW.SOCIALISTALTERNATIVE.ORG
See also:
http://www.socialistalternative.org

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