For Immediate Release
Contact: Richard Propp, CDAUH: 518.482.0420
Joely Johnson, NYSNA: 518.782.9400, Ext. 224
Albany, NY, November 5, 2007 – Most Americans agree that something must be done to fix the U.S. healthcare system. There is great confusion, however, regarding viable solutions. To help the public understand the options, the Capital District Alliance for Universal Healthcare, Inc. (CDAUH) will present “Universal Healthcare Proposals: Fears and Facts,” on Sunday, November 18, from 2-4:30 p.m. at Emerson Community Hall, First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Avenue (between Lake and Robin) in Albany. Parking is available in the lot at the corner of Washington and Robin.
At the Forum, legislative representatives, physicians, nurses, and health policy analysts will discuss the latest universal healthcare proposals at the federal and state levels as well as presidential candidate positions on healthcare. A question and answer session will allow participants to express concerns and ask what can be done to find solutions.
Forum speakers and panelists: Bryan O’Malley, legislative aide to Assemblyman Richard Gottfried; Courtney Burke, Rockefeller Institute; Andrew Coates, MD, Physicians for a National Health Program-Capital District Chapter; Mary Rappazzo, MD, American College of Physicians; Reneé Gecsedi, RN, New York State Nurses Association; Duane Matcha, Ph.D, Siena College; Howard L. Tanenbaum, MD, the Center for Sight.
Panel moderators: Mark Dunlea, Hunger Action Network; Richard Propp, MD, Capital District Alliance for Universal Healthcare.
Forum co-sponsors: League of Women Voters of New York State, Physicians for a National Health Program-Capital District Chapter, Social Responsibilities Council of First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany.
The Capital District Alliance for Universal Healthcare,Inc. (CDAUH) was organized in 2005 with representatives from social action committees from religious organizations, social agencies, advocacy organizations, and interested individuals who want to work for universal healthcare in the U.S.
With more than 34,000 members, NYSNA is the oldest and largest state nurses’ association in the nation. It is an influential union for RNs, representing nurses in New York and New Jersey. Offering a wide range of services to its members, NYSNA fosters high standards of nursing education and practice and works to advance the profession through legislative activity. It is a constituent of the American Nurses Association and of the United American Nurses, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.
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