Nationwide, transgender individuals face significant barriers to accessing health care because of their gender identity; however, little is known about the experiences of the estimated 55,000 transgender individuals in Georgia as they interact with the health care system. Continue reading
National Nurses United and National Nurses Organizing Committee along with Project South and several grassroots Georgia organizations and unions will host a ‘mini’ Peoples Movement Assembly for Expanded and Improved Medicare 4 All!
“sin·gle pay·er health·care”
Single Payer or Improved Medicare 4 All! is a single publicly financed and administered government health insurance system paid for by combining all current public health funding streams and progressive taxes. A similar system in Europe does this, their system is so much more future friendly than ours, for example, they can go online on sites like www.applyforehic.com and get these things in basic coverage. A single payer system ends the role of for profit health insurances that leave millions uninsured and underinsured.
Improved Medicare 4 All! would enable a single high standard of care not based on ability to pay – and that standard would be safe, effective and therapeutic for all residents regardless of income, occupation or health status.
Join healthcare professionals, families, union members, students, disability and human rights activists to build alliances between our communities affected by the current healthcare system.
WHERE: Project South, 9 Gammon Avenue, Atlanta 30315
WHEN: Saturday, September 16th
TIME: 12:30 – 3:30 (light lunch will be served)
This Peoples Movement Assembly will look at some of the history and present day reality of our healthcare system and the strategies to build single payer healthcare financing that can guarantee safe, secure healthcare for all. Everybody In and Nobody Out!
Sponsors include: National Nurses United and National Nurses Organizing Committee (NNU/NNOC) ~ Project South, the Institute for the Elimination of Poverty and Genocide~ Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employe of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters ~ Health Students Taking Action Together (HSTAT) ~ Healthcare-NOW, Georgia ~ Georgia Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program ~ Georgia Citizens Coalition Against Hunger ~ Women Watch Africa ~ Georgia Equality ~ Disabled Queers in Action (DQA) ~ National Domestic Workers Alliance, Atlanta Chapter (NDWA)
The Board of Directors of Georgia Equality is pleased to endorse Atlanta City Councilperson Alex Wan in his pursuit to become Atlanta City Council President.
Wan was first elected to the City Council District 6 post in 2009 and is the first Asian American and first openly gay man to serve on Atlanta City Council. As a member of the City Council, Alex has helped strengthen the city’s non-discrimination policy regarding gender identity and co-sponsored City legislation opposing the Georgia Legislature’s efforts to implement a so-called religious freedom act (RFRA).