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Single-Payer in Illinois Lobby Day!

The movement for single payer health insurance is alive and well in Illinois!

Champaign County Health Care Consumers and members of our Health Care Access Task Force would like to invite you to join us for the HB 311 (single payer) Lobby Day in Springfield, on Monday, April 11, 2011.

The Lobby Day will be an all-day event in Springfield. The Illinois Single Payer Coalition has organized this Lobby Day, and besides visiting legislators to advocate for their support of HB 311, we will be holding a press conference, networking, and attending a lecture by Dr.
Garrett Adams, President of Physicians for a National Health Program.

We hope you will join us!

Please see below for more information on:
– HB 311 Single Payer bill
– Logistics of Lobby Day

Single payer

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ABOUT HB 311 SINGLE PAYER HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM

HB 311 is legislation in the Illinois General Assembly that would create a statewide single payer health insurance program to provide comprehensive health benefits to all Illinoisans. HB 311 is sponsored by Rep. Mary Flowers and already has several co-sponsors.

Features of the single payer plan include:

* Comprehensive coverage for all Illinoisans including doctor, hospital, long-term, mental health, dental and vision care, as well as prescription drugs and medical supplies.

* No premiums, co-payments, or deductibles. These inhibit access to care and unfairly burden low-income people.

* Pays for itself by eliminating wasteful private insurance administration and profit (which currently accounts for over 24% of every health care dollar, and is on the rise). Modest, progressive taxes (including employer taxes) would replace what is currently paid out-of-pocket.

For more information, please visit the Illinois Single Payer Coalition website at:

http://www.ilsinglepayercoalition.org/

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HB 311 LOBBY DAY LOGISTICS

Please come with us to Springfield to show our legislators that having single payer health care in Illinois will improve health care access, lower consumer costs and insure millions of uninsured patients.

Help make Health Care for All Illinois a reality! Attend HB 311 lobby day in Springfield

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What: HB 311 Lobby Day in Springfield

When: Monday, April 11, 2011 at 9:00 a.m.
**We are expected to return by around 7:30 p.m.

Where: Meet at County Market parking lot – 1914 Glen Park Dr, Champaign, Illinois 61821

RSVP:    Email: cchcc@HealthCareconsumers.org
Phone: (217) 352-6533

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