Health Care is a Human Right

On July 19th, 2014, Dr. Randall White was invited to speak at  The Western Washington Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program’s Ninth Annual Public Meeting. This year’s theme was: “Health Care is a Human Right: Making it Real in Washington State.” As a physician who has practiced both in Canada and the US, Randall brings a unique perspective to the table. Dr. White is a known advocate for health care equality, and stresses that financial access to health care is a major source of inequality. He says “Inequality has greater effects on Health Care than the actions of doctors and caregivers. In Canada, Health Care is a human right.” He goes on to encourage his American colleagues to continue to strive for universal health care.

Health Care is a Human Right: Making it Real in Washington State

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Randall White has been invited to be the third speaker at The Western Washington Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program’s Ninth Annual Public Meeting. This year’s theme is: “Health Care is a Human Right: Making it Real in Washington State”, and includes a promising keynote to be delivered by Kshama Sawant, PHD, Seattle City Council Member. Sawant champions the rights of the working poor and disenfranchised, and is most recently recognized for her work on the successful $15Now campaign, a grass-roots living wage campaign.

Another highlight will be Philip Caper, MD, who was a staff member on Senator Edward Kennedy’s US Senate Labor and Human Resources Subcommittee on Health, a PNHP national Board Member and active in Maine AllCare.

Randall will be contributing “Remarks from a Canadian / American Perspective.” He will mention how commercialized mental health care compromises quality, provides less service for the severely mentally ill, and has been implicated in known corruption in the U.S.

We hope you will join us!

Attending the event? Or following from home? Use hashtag #HCHR2014 and @BCPsychosis

Saturday, July 19th, at 7PM at
Kane Hall Room 120, on the University of Washington Campus
Admission is free and open to the public.
There is free parking beneath Kane Hall.