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The Healthcare Movie Screenings Scheduled from Health Care for All Oregonians (HCAO)

The Healthcare Movie is scheduled for numerous screenings by HCAO supporters in the coming couple of months.

The Healthcare Movie
The Healthcare Movie

(PORTLAND, OR) - The film provides the real story of how the health care systems in Canada and the United States evolved to be so completely different, when at one point they were essentially the same.

Most people under the age of 50, in both countries, are not aware of the intensity of the political struggle that led to the universal medical care system in Canada. Nor are they aware of the public relations campaigns, still active today, that have been prevalent in the United States since the early 1900s to dissuade the public from supporting national health care.

Produced by Canadian/American (now Salem-based Oregonian) couple Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg, The Healthcare Movie shows the personal and emotional impact on Canadians who now have access to universal health care because of the efforts of people who took a stand nearly 50 years ago. It also reveals the continuing struggle in the United States between the fear of government intervention and the right to quality health care for all people.

The Healthcare Movie is scheduled for numerous screenings by HCAO supporters in the coming couple of months:
Feb. 27, 7 to 9 p.m., at the First Alternative Coop south store community room, 1007 SE 3rd St.
March 23, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Church of the Good Samaritan, 35th and Harrison.
April 15, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Public Library, 645 NW Monroe Avenue.
March 2: HCAO Albany will show the short version at our public meeting.
March 3, 7 to 9 p.m. at the Lakeside Community Center, Mennonite Village,
March 4, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grange Hall, 201 Division Street
May 2, HCAO Salem plans a public showing followed by Q&A
HCAO Chapter News

Douglas County: We had a table at the Umpqua Community College Health Resource Fair. A lot of young people support single-payer healthcare. The Coos County Democratic paper mentioned HCAO; doing good work on the coast.
Eugene: We had a large crowd at the Interfaith Caucus meeting; we made a presentation at our last chapter meeting to the Small Business Caucus.
Lincoln City: We had a meeting two weeks ago, with 15-20 people attending; working with the local paper to publish various articles; got two to three weeks of public service announcements at the local radio station.
Mid-Valley Health Care advocates: Making progress on Friedman visit in May; we are planning two talks, with a reception following the evening presentation; recruiting people, raising money.
Newport: We hosted Ross Lampert for  a talk on “Beyond Obamacare.”
Rogue Valley: Sunday meeting well attended; Labor Council contributed money; Wes on picket line with teachers, who were interested in HCAO.
Salem: We screened The Health Care Movie for 10-12 people.
April 30, 7 to 9 p.m., First Unitarian Church, SW 12th and Salmon, in Portland. HCAO Clackamas County.
. (The producers will be attending this screening)

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