TUES., JUNE 30, 5 – 8 PM PT/ 8 – 11 PM ET
You are invited to an OPS Office Hours Zoom meeting. Register in advance with Zoom for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
There is a limit of 100. If you are unable to enter, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us your name and state; what topics interest you; what kind of help you’d like; or how you wish to volunteer. We will not see emails during the OPS Office Hours, but will review them soon and make plans.
The League of Women Voters of the United States had its health care caucus on June 24. OPS is offering this OPS Office Hours soon after the caucus, for basic education and advocacy while league members are newly motivated. This will not be limited to LWV members, but will be focused on the needs of any new advocates, with some breakout topics for more experienced advocates, as well.
- 4:45 p.m. PT Start joining the Zoom for greeting and orientation.
- 5:00 Betty starts the meeting, outlines the evening session. You indicate what you want to talk about and are assigned to break-out rooms of your choice:
- 5:45 Key issues to be woven into state single payer legislation with Bill Bronston MD Governance, public health, training and allocation of health professionals, drug cost controls, consumer protections, research funding, workers comp etc
- 5:20 Preparing for ballot measures with Georgia Davenport
- [5:30 How Does Single Payer Work? (in the main room) with Betty Keller MD]
- 6:45 Giving presentations: the mechanics, logistics with Ed Weisbart MD
- 7:00 State-based universal health care rationale, HR 5010 with Joseph Jarvis MD
If you type your interests or your questions about advocacy or policy into the chat bar before or during the presentation, that will give time for volunteers to organize additional breakout rooms, which will start at 6:30.
Featured Speaker Detail:
5:45– Key issues to be woven into state single payer legislation with Bill Bronston MD
Ed Weisbart, MD will talk about public speaking, how to build a story arc, how to arrange the tables and chairs. This will be in a breakout room, so please arrive by 6:30 to allow time for Mike to transfer participants into the room. If people are still asking questions from the previous presentation in the main room, note in the chat box that you want to go into the breakout room with Ed.
Single Payer health care demands a systemic shift to a new cultural framework whose elements must be envisioned and inserted into statutory and regulatory language. Veteran OPS leaders have initially (2018/2019) focussed on ensuring “single payer” is structurally genuinely saving money and blocking future corruption from corporate interests skewing incentives towards healthy and wealthier populations .
There is a crucial need for additional interest groups to examine, design and share standards for other essential health care practices and structures. This OPS office session will begin an overview and seek activists to divide up and bring in devoted colleagues to address each of these strategic elements as guidance for state single payer legislative models as these emerge!
Please review this initial 4 page checklist and sample preamble and plan to join us with your ‘change agent’ and intersectional colleagues at 5:45. (see zoom link)