September 30th, 2009 By | News | Posted In: Healthcare Reform, Protests, President Obama

Health Care Reform March Planned

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UPDATE: March organizers called to clarify that although Organizing for America and the AFL-CIO are helping publicize the event and distribute literature, they aren't official sponsors.

ORIGINAL ITEM: A march to support Democratic led efforts to reform the U.S. health care system is scheduled downtown on Oct. 18. The event is sponsored by Organizing for America, a group affiliated with President Barack Obama.-

Attendees will begin gathering near Fountain Square, at the corner of Fifth and Walnut streets, at 11:30 a.m. and the march will start at noon, said local organizer Nathan Lane. Reform supporters will march around the square, then head either to downtown insurance company offices or City Hall, Lane added. A decision on the final destination is still being coordinated.

Among those slated to attend the march are Democrat Nicholas Hollan and Green Party member Anitra Brockman, two candidates for Cincinnati City Council; along with members of the AFL-CIO, AFSCME and Planned Parenthood.

About 2,000 flyers are being distributed to drum up interest in the event.

09.30.2009 at 04:27 Reply
We need Medicare-for-all! Everybody in, nobody out! Even Obama has acknowledged a single-payer system is the only way to cover everybody. It is the ONLY way to control costs. And the only real solution to our health care ills is getting the for-profit motive out of health care. Let the people demand Medicare-for-all because that is what we really need. Let the corporate owned politicians-like Steve Driehaus-be the compromisers, not real progressives that don't need to dial for dollars from the blood-sucking, predatory private insurance companies and their corrupt colleagues in the pharmaceutical industry. Medicare-For-All Now!