Health Care for All rally, 5:45 pm today

Submitted by PAAMember on November 4, 2005 - 4:00pm. ::

Final reminder:

Medical students from Baylor College of Medicine have organized a
Health Care For All Rally on November 4 at 5:45 at City Hall -
Hermann Square. This is TODAY.

This should be a great place to network with others interested in
universal health care, insurance reform (or replacement), etc.

From Houston Indymedia :

Trillions of dollars are spent each year on health care, yet there
are still those in the United States without insurance.

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) students have joined forces with the
American Medical Student Association (AMSA) to hold a Health Care For
All Rally that they hope will raise awareness to the plight of the
many Americans without insurance and to their desire to create a
universal health care system.

"One of the greatest barriers to good health is lack of insurance,"
said Matthew Cope, a second year medical student at BCM and president
of the local AMSA chapter. "Advocating for a health care reform
process that insures the uninsured is one of AMSA's highest
priorities. Thus, we thought that this weekend during the conference
would be a great time to publicly show our support for providing
Health Care For All."

The Health Care For All Rally begins at 5:45 p.m. on Nov. 4 in front
of Houston City Hall at Hermann Square. Buses will depart from BCM at
5 p.m., all are encouraged to attend. Guest speakers include Matthew
Cope, Dr. Ana Malinow, an assistant professor of pediatrics at BCM;
Andres Martinez of Justice for Janitors; Reverend David
Meeker-Williams, director of Shalom Zone Ministries; and Kao Ping,
AMSA Jack Rutledge Fellow.

AMSA is a student-governed, national organization committed to
representing the concerns of physicians-in-training. They are
committed to improving healthcare and hope to help in the improvement
and understanding of world health problems.

Details and a photo are at