Compiled February 23, 2021, 2020
To see OPS Office Hours sessions that featured these speakers click here.
Create Your Talks On Single-Payer Universal Healthcare.
Dr. Ed Weisbart: informal conversation to public speaking
Dr. Weisbart chairs the Missouri chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, a 30 year-old non-profit research and education organization of more than 21,000 physicians, medical students, health professionals, and others who support single-payer national health insurance. He is an assistant professor of clinical medicine at Washington University in St. Louis. He volunteers in a variety of safety net clinics and other non-profits across the St. Louis area, and as a volunteer physician recruiter for free clinics across the nation. He serves as vice president of the Consumers Council of Missouri. https://youtu.be/we2TUYd3NGk
1. You Can Speak in Public. Giving presentations. 58:57 min.
How to prepare for and deliver a talk. https://youtu.be/TL7g5xF28hg
2. How to Prepare and Deliver an Effective Talk on Universal Health Care 52:45 min. https://youtu.be/we2TUYd3NGk
3. Speaking on Single Payer to a Conservative Audience, 56:52 min. Dr. Weisbart analyzes the perspectives of liberals and conservatives regarding universal healthcare
4. Standard talk to civic group, conservatives, general audience new to health care reform, focusing on Improved Medicare. Ed Weisbart first gives his 15 minute talk as he would for a Rotary club and then explains why he said and showed what he did. This is a good model for us to study and use. 47 min. https://youtu.be/dPXvXGj9MWc
5. “Speaking for Single Payer in the Age of Corona” and how the current pandemic highlights the problems with not having a unified system. 58 min. https://youtu.be/1Ph95zfRvE4
6. A basic 20-minute, COVID-relevant talk as a model for a skeptical or conservative audience, https://youtu.be/pfZ_DTDaEes
7. A basic 20-minute, COVID-relevant talk as a model for a skeptical or conservative audience, then another 10-20 minutes going back through parts of it to unpack how the specific word choices applied some of the principles from the May 26 talk. Click here.
8. Giving presentations: The mechanics, logistics. Dr. Weisbart gives us his tips for preparing and delivering talks. How to build a story arc, how to arrange the tables and chairs, how to gain and maintain interest from the audience. Click here to view video.
Warren George, semi-retired business consultant from Corvallis, Oregon, reports on a study he commissioned (see variedstrengths.com) showing strong public and business owner support in Oregon for universal health care. He cautions planners to carefully critique proposals by those who imply that the majority of funding will come from taxing the highest income earners. Click here for video of Warren’s talk.
WHY PRIVATE INSURANCE SHOULD PLAY LITTLE OR NO ROLE IN HEALTH CARE
Dr. Belk speaks of the Great American Health Care Scam. The cost of most health care products in the US are both hidden and very deceptive, and that these deceptions are often used to take advantage of consumers. The results of much of his research can be found on his website The True cost of Healthcare (http://truecostofhealthcare.net).
Please view these videos on health insurance by David Belk MD of Alameda, California. They were recorded by One Payer States on June 16, 2020.
1. Why you don’t need Medicare “Advantage” plans and how they cause more harm than good: tinyurl.com/yc6uahlx 2:57 min.
2. Why avoiding Part D Plans until you need a brand-name drug is a good idea and will save you money: tinyurl.com/ycgcyect 7:50 min.
3. Why employer-based self-insurance sounds like a good deal for employers but isn’t:tinyurl.com/y9knjv5l 6:55 min.
4. Why insurance companies rush to manage high-risk programs like Medicare and Medicaid: tinyurl.com/y7ukzegn 3:46 min.
Hint: Insurance companies don’t worry about pre-existing conditions when they administer public programs because we the public still bear the ultimate risk. Administrative overhead for Medicare Advantage is 10% versus 3% for Traditional Medicare. For other private health insurance the overhead is 10-30%.
5. Save and expand Traditional Medicare: tinyurl.com/y8exmft8 6:12 min.ace holder
Preparing for ballot measures.
Georgia Davenport Preparing for ballot measures. Using social media.
Georgia Davenport is the founder of Whole Washington- the organization behind the state of Washington’s Medicare for All push. She speaks about the impetus for and steps needed to create a ballot measure for state-based universal health care.
Funding a Universal Health Care System
Warren George, semi-retired business consultant from Corvallis, Oregon, reports on the variety of tax bases that may be considered to support a universal health care system.He demonstrates an interactive spreadsheet to facilitate comparisons of tax combinations. Click here to view his presentation. 33:47 min.
Warren George May 19 Town Hall on Paying for UHC https://youtu.be/_MgDZmfZpqM 29 min. With panelists Marty Wilde, State Representative District 11 (Linn and Lane Co.) Doug Boysen, CEO, Samaritan Health Services Moderator: Ed Junkins MD
HR 6906 the Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act
Peter Shapiro, who serves as delegate of the California Alliance for Retired Americans on the Alameda Labor Council as well on the One Payer States Policy Work Group, gives a brief overview of the challenges COVID-19 has presented to how we finance and deliver health care in the U.S. Then he talks about what HR 6906 would do. This is the Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act, which expands Medicare in the short term, until we have an FDA-approved vaccine that is widely available. Click here for video of his talk.
Building the Movement for Health Care Advocacy reaching out to faith-based communities.
Rev. Sandy Strauss speaks about reaching out to faith-based communities. Her work as the Director of Advocacy and Ecumenical Outreach for the Pennsylvania Council of Churches includes informing, educating and empowering people of faith on significant public issues, as well as facilitating relationships with those who share common missions. We look forward to hearing how we can identify common ground and work with faith communities, whose work was so important in the civil rights movement. Click here for video of her talk.
Winning Universal Healthcare Through The 5% Solution.
Willie Fleming, Founder of the International Minority Coalition spoke of his bringing a wide diversity of people into a common cause for equity and justice. He stressed the need to walk up to (or call or email during pandemic) to people you have met and simply ask them questions like “How are things these days for you and your family?” “What would you change in our town, state, nation to make things better for you and all of us?” He stressed the use of “we” and “us” to clarify that you are sincerely interested in problems and solutions that affect “us” and not just you or the other person. Click here to view video.
Single Payer 101 talk on “US Health Insurance and Single-Payer: The Basics”
Brianna Mahnke, SNaHP member and medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine
Brianna Mahnke, SNaHP member and medical student at Indiana University School of Medicine talks about “US Health Insurance and Single-Payer: The Basics”. Click here to see video.
If Air Travel Worked Like Health Care in the U.S.
State-based universal healthcare
Cindy Jacobs RN JD outlines the state of Washington’s efforts to obtain state-based universal healthcare. She describes the legislative and initiative processes in detail. Click here.
Jeanne Nicholson, retired public health nurse and former state senator of Colorado speaks on HR 5010 the State Based Universal Health Care Act Of 2019. Click here.
School Board Resolutions Campaign. 2020-2021
December 17, 2021: First hearing. Ed Junkins MD and Michael Huntington MD present a proposal for a resolution by the Corvallis school board to urge state and federal legislators to pass legislation creating universal health care for Oregon and the nation. https://youtu.be/at4UtIJsBCw (14 min.)
January 14, 2021 Second hearing. (39:44 min.) https://youtu.be/2F5cLNavo9E
February 18, 2021 Third hearing and approval. (22.43 min.) https://youtu.be/JxsjowQmT-A.
Relieve Health Care Disparities
Jan. 6, 2021 Town Hall on Universal Health Care. Relieve Health Care Disparities: MVHCA, LWV, NAACP.
Insurance Industry Trojan Horses Bearing Risks
Dr. Kemble explains the vagaries of risk-bearing and the problem of risk-bearing loopholes being inserted into single-payer healthcare legislation. First 19 min.: Dr. Kemble’s presentation. Last 70 min. Q&A. Click HERE to view.
Universal-Simple-Affordable USA health care videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP4kM9xyWspM3egM5R-ltkA
Gathering power in the public and Congress for universal health care. Using the reconciliation process in the senate.
On Friday, May 21 Alex Lawson spoke at the OPS 3rd Friday general meeting. Click HERE to view his talk.
Speaker: Alex Lawson, Executive Director of Social Security Works, the member of the Strengthen Social Security Coalition— a coalition made up of over 340 national and state organizations representing over 50 million Americans.
Healing the Health Care Disparities
On June 3, 2021, Mid-Valley Health Care Advocates and the Corvallis/Albany Branch of the NAACP hosted a town hall focused on the disparities in our health care system and how to heal them. Featured speakers were Deborah Riddick RN, JD of the Oregon Nurses Association and Ed Junkins MD, co-chair of the Oregon Task Force for Universal Healthcare. Click HERE to view.