NC HEALTH REPORT: Crucial Conversation Lunch with Prominent ex-Cigna Exec Wendell Porter

September 2, 2009
Editors: Adam Searing and Adam Linker

HEALTH ACCESS COALITION TV:

VIDEO: Powerful speech by the NAACP's Rev. William Barber on why we need health reform - NOW!

VIDEO: Dastardly group Billionaires Against Health Reform gate-crashes downtown health reform rally of over 1000 to tout their nefarious schemes!

VIDEO: WakeMed CEO Bill Atkinson says we need reform now - sounds like he and Reverend Barber have been eating lunch together.

AT THE PROGRESSIVE PULSE:

More drug marketing mania - will it never end?

Blue Cross CEO Bob Greczyn in recent column wants more $$ and less competition.

Rep. McIntyre's constituents urge him to stop distorting the facts on health reform. Rep. McIntyre might want to listen to Rev. Barber's speech above too.

State Rep. Pricey Harrison on what we all have to gain from health care reform.

82% of Canadians believe their health system is better than ours. Ouch!

The top ten public options are already in existence and working very well thank you.

CRUCIAL CONVERSATION LUNCHEON FEATURING WENDELL POTTER:

Wendell Potter is one of the nation's most prominent spokespersons for national health care reform. He is a Senior Fellow on Health Care at the national nonprofit advocacy group, the Center for Media and Democracy. After a 20-year career as a corporate public relations executive, last year he left his job as head of communications for one of the nation's largest health insurers to try his hand at helping socially responsible organizations - including those advocating for meaningful health care reform - achieve their goals. He has testified before Congress, appeared on a variety of national television and radio programs and was profiled in a recent column by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times entitled "Health Care Fit for Animals."

On Tuesday September 22, 2009, Potter will be the keynote speaker at a special NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon:

An insider's view: Why our broken health care system is in desperate need of reform

Click here to register for this event

Co-sponsored by the N.C. Health Access Coalition

When: Tuesday September 22, 2009 (registration @ 11:30 am, presentation begins at 12 noon and concludes by 1:30 pm)

Where: Marbles Kids Museum, 201 E. Hargett Street, Raleigh NC 27601

Cost: $10 (includes a box lunch) Pre-registration required

Click here to register for this event

HEALTH CARE RALLY SEPTEMBER 3 - DOWNTOWN RALEIGH:

Raleigh National "Organizing for America" Bus Tour Stop

5:00pm - 7:00pm; The Progress Energy Performing Arts Center Plaza at 2 East South Street in Raleigh. Join political, community and grassroots leaders from across the state as we rally together in support for health insurance reform. Welcome the "Organizing for America" bus as it makes its FINAL STOP before heading back to Washington, DC. Media will be there, and Representatives David Price and G.K. Butterfield have confirmed their attendance. RSVP here.

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