Betty Johnson on YouTube!

Betty Johnson, long time health care advocate and organizer thanks HCAO and coalition volunteers (MVHCA is a coalition member of HCAO) for their dedication to single payer health care.

Thank you Betty, for your time, dedication, and leadership.

You can help MVHCA as we work for publicly funded universal health care like the rest of the developed world by donatinghosting a house party, signing up for the newsletter, and attending our monthly meetings. You can also Like us on Facebook, and Follow us on Twitter. Thank you.


Please Support the Colorado Health Care for All Campaign

Please help Colorado in their quest for universal health care.They need a lot of support from all
over the U.S. to get their ballot initiative passed next November!! Any state's attempt to provide universal publicly funded health care should be supported by all of us who are working to eventually get Single Payer for All!

You can help by donating, Liking their Facebook page, signing up for their email newsletter, and inviting your friends and family to do the same.

Thank you!

narrated powerpoint presentation on coloradocare

Letter: A Health Care Opportunity

Here's a Letter to the Editor to the Corvallis Gazette-Times by MVHCA Vice-Chair Tim Roach

December 01, 2015 5:00 am

Our nation's largest health insurer — UnitedHealth — is seriously considering pulling out of Obamacare as early as 2017 (BloombergBusiness, Nov. 19). The insurer has lost millions and anticipates losses of $500 million in 2016. The word is Anthem and Aetna are in a similar circumstance.

What happened? Insurers agreed to cover 10 categories of health care benefits; accept higher cost individuals; limit excess administrative costs and profits, and submit premium increases to insurance regulators for public scrutiny.

Thus the Affordable Care Act was crafted to keep premiums down and require greater cost sharing by patients. Government subsidies were provided to assist lower-income individuals. And when that was still not enough, insurers leveraged narrow provider networks to contract for cheaper medical services, and increased deductibles, shifting more of the costs to patients.

Guess what? It isn’t working — for insurers or patients! Congress created an administratively complex system that has made it almost impossible for insurers to offer a product that meets the required basic plan and has affordable premiums. Additionally, the combination of premiums and deductibles are pricing many patients out of health care. So now insurers are beginning to back out!

Well, that’s fine, because it offers the opportunity of replacing for-profit insurers with a financing plan designed for patient care, as is the case in almost all other developed countries around the world. A well-designed, publicly funded health care program would restore choices and make health care available to everyone. Health Care for ALL!


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"The Grinches Who Stole Health Care" - Photos from the Parade

It was cold but not wet and MVHCA had a good turnout of activists to march (and ride) in the Corvallis Holiday Parade on November 28. They sang seasonal carols (with health care lyrics), carried signs, and wore "Who" headgear. Here are some of the photos courtesy of Mina Carson and Carol Huntington. Thank you to all!

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March with us in the Holiday Parade!

Please join us in the Corvallis Holiday Parade and be one of the many "Whos" demanding their right to health care from the "Grinches" of Big Pharma and Big Insurance! The good news is that it won't be raining, but dress warmly because it will be cold.

We will gather on Washington between 6th and 7th, group #27. Please try to arrive between 6 and 6:45. The parade starts at 7 but you can join us whenever you can. Feel free to invite your family and friends. Children always appreciated.

You can help MVHCA as we work for publicly funded universal health care like the rest of the developed world by donatinghosting a house party, signing up for the newsletter, and attending our monthly meetings. You can also Like us on Facebook, and Follow us on Twitter. Thank you.

FIX IT - Health Care at the Tipping Point DVD

This video was produced by the president of a multimillion dollar company, MCS Industries, in Pennsylvania who eloquently points out how of the rapidly escalating and unpredictable costs of healthcare are his biggest expense the biggest threat to his solvency as business and why he favors single payer (single risk pool, unified payer) health care.  The full video is about an hour long, the shortened version is 40 minutes. There is a three minute trailer as well on the disc.

If you are interested in seeing the video or obtaining a copy, please contact us and we will make it happen.

Fix It Healthcare - At The Tipping Point a powerful new documentary that reaches across the political and ideological divide to expand support for major healthcare reform.

Here is what Ralph Nader has to say about FIX IT in a recent Huffington Post column:

Just when the prospects for single-payer or full Medicare for everyone, with free choice of doctors and hospitals, appear to be going nowhere, from Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley comes a stirring that could go national and make single-payer a reality.

Throwing down the gauntlet on the grounds of efficiency and humanness, businessman Richard Master, CEO of MCS Industries Inc., the nation's leading supplier of wall and poster frames, is bent on arousing the nation's business leaders to back single-payer - the efficient full Medicare for all - solution.

The woefully wasteful and profiteering health care industries have blocked majority opinion, and a majority of physicians and nurses, to keep the present sky-high costly system in place, that receives huge taxpayer subsidies without any reasonable, and meaningful, price restraints. Health care companies exploit the complexities of Obamacare, which is powerless to restrain price spirals (note the staggering rise in recent prices of certain drugs). But the health care industry cannot defeat an organized business community fed up with uncontrollable cost burdens and the further competitive disadvantages they experience with western European countries, Japan or Canada - countries that have single-payer systems at half the per capita costs or less.

Mr. Master's first step is now complete. He has produced a short movie called "Fix It: Healthcare at the Tipping Point" which makes a powerful business case for replacing the current wasteful multi-payer system with a single payer one. He traveled with his award-winning filmmakers to Canada, where he interviewed doctors, nurses and conservative business people. The latter were aghast over why their fellow conservatives in the U.S. are not seeing the light.

One industrialist, Dann Konkin, told the filmmakers that he embraces the Canadian healthcare system because it reduces his company's costs. The film quotes Michael Grimaldi, former president of General Motors of Canada, as declaring that the Canadian healthcare system "significantly reduces total labor costs for automobile manufacturing firms." His predecessor, Jack Smith, who went on to head the entire General Motors, said much the same. more

You can help MVHCA as we work for publicly funded universal health care like the rest of the developed world by donatinghosting a house party, signing up for the newsletter, and attending our monthly meetings. You can also Like us on Facebook, and Follow us on Twitter. Thank you.