Friday, December 7, 2012
Health Care for All-Oregon will be visiting Hood River Dec. 12, 6-8 p.m. at the Hood River Library to discuss the American health care system, how the community can help to heal it, and what drives the current campaign to bring health care justice to all Oregonians.
Join the conversation by attending the film “Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired: Health Care is a Human Right.” Learn to tell your story, discover the principles of the Health Care for All-Oregon campaign.
Annually, an estimated 600 Oregonians die because of lack of access to health care. Each month some 1,000 Oregonians, the majority of whom had health insurance, are forced into medical bankruptcy.
“Fixing health care will involve addressing problems of access, cost and quality,” says Bonnie New, a retired physician from Hood River. “The public needs to act in a coordinated way to demand change from our legislators.”
Health care advocates in the Gorge are focusing on ways to support the statewide effort to bring publicly funded universal health care to all Oregon residents.
Proponents will be working with Oregon legislators in the 2013 session to pass legislation enabling universal health care at the state level and eventually at the national level, but the effort will not be easy.
The size and power of the insurance industry lobby is legendary. The struggle will require a strong and determined grassroots movement, with advocates all over the state demanding justice.
Join the conversation by attending “Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired: Health Care is a Human Right.” Learn to tell your story, discover the principles of the Health Care for All-Oregon campaign.
More like this story
- Death notices for May 4: Jerry Osbourn, Edward Adams, and John Phillips
- Service announcement for May 4: Audrey Thornton
- Boys lax suffers significant setback in league opener
- Letters to the Editor for April 30
- No on 14-55: But not a ‘yes’ to Nestlé
- ‘Putting your house in order’ returns May 11
- Police Log, April 12 to 24, part 2 of 2
- Sheriff Log, April 17 to 24
- ‘Music at the Dawn’ brings early 1900s to life
- Entertainment Update for April 30
Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge