Welcome!

Nurses for Single Payer (NFSP) is a Portland-based organization of energized nurses who believe that health care is a human right. As an active coalition member of Health Care for All Oregon (HCAO), we focus on informing nurses about the active and growing campaign to bring universal, publicly funded health care to our state. Nurses are strong and respected voices in our communities, and we believe that nurses can lead the way to a single payer system!

We have a dynamic board and group of volunteers, and invite you to join us and get involved.

Does your health insurance company make you sick? Help us treat this illness!

Sign up for updates, invite us to make a presentation, educate yourself about single payer health care, check out our Facebook page, or make a donation!   Check out our new photo gallery, too!

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This entry was posted on November 20, 2018.

Summer 2019 Updates

We are excited by the passage of Oregon SB 770, which will set Oregon on a pathway to single payer over the next several years. There is ongoing organizing for state single payer with the Health Care for All Oregon (HCAO) coalition, and ways to plug into the national movement for Medicare for All as well.  In October, a National Single Payer Strategy Conference will be held in – wait for it – Portland!  To read about all of this, and more, check out our July Update.

Check out our June 2019 Newsletter, with information about the progress of Oregon’s single payer bill; opportunities for volunteers to get involved in outreach this summer; election of the new NFSP Board; status of legislation; and the National Single Payer Strategy Conference coming to Portland in October.

NFSP Secretary Robin Tarter submitted brilliant testimony in support of SB770A, the Oregon Health Care for All Bill.  You can read her testimony here.  Go, Robin!

 

This entry was posted on June 16, 2019.

May 2019 – Meet the 2019 NFSP Board

In May, Nurses for Single Payer elected new officers and new board members.  Meet the fabulous nurses on our board who help lead the way to universal, publicly funded health care!

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This entry was posted on June 11, 2019.

January 2019

We’ve been busy advocating for single payer in 2018! Check out our January 2019 Newsletter by clicking here to read about some of our activities. Find out how YOU can get involved!

This entry was posted on February 5, 2019.

Nurses for Single Payer Newsletter – February 2018

Activist nurses in Oregon have been busy lately:  celebrating the victory of Measure 101, working toward Health Care as a Human Right in the state legislature, and co-sponsoring events with Health Care for all Oregon, our statewide coalition!

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This entry was posted on February 20, 2018.

Nurses for Single Payer Newsletter – January 2018

Happy New Year, all!

Read NFSP President Carole Most’s letter to nurses, and find out how to get involved.  Check out the stories of the amazing activist nurses who joined the board of NFSP in 2017, and what they’ve been up to!  And, for the most up to date news, “like” our Facebook page.

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This entry was posted on January 5, 2018.

Oregon Nurses Leading the Way – Spring 2017

Nurse Practitioner Tom Sincic, newly elected President of Health Care for All Oregon, June 2017

Rachel Prusak, NFSP Vice President, in Salem June 2017 revenue rally

Sen. Jeff Merkley at press conference in support of nurses, May 2017, Portland

Senator Merkley with Nurses for Single Payer, May 19, 2017

 

HCAO Board at statewide meeting June 10, 2017, including newly elected HCAO President Tom Sincic, NP,(center) . Other nurse board members include Mary Lou Hennrich (standing, left) and Lauri Hoagland of Ashland (not pictured)

Nurses for Single Payer at HCAO Rally, Salem, April 2017

This spring, nurses all over Oregon have stood up to fight against cutbacks to health care, and to support a single payer model of universal health care.  We have testified; we have rallied; we have lobbied; we have reached out to other nurses and to our community. We are taking leadership roles in HCAO and in our nursing organizations. Besides single payer legislation, we have supported state bills which will increase access to health care:  adequate state revenue, Cover All Kids, Reproductive Health Equity, reforms of CCOs, bills to control the costs of expensive medications and more!

On April 20, 2017, many of us went to Salem with HCAO in support of SB 1046, the state single payer bill. Two nurses, Mary Lou Hennrich and Lisa Miyamoto, provided superb testimony before the Senate Health Care Committee. Read their statements here and here.

On May 19, nurses joined Sen. Merkley at a press conference announcing his introduction of two bills recognizing and supporting the essential role of nurses in the health care system.  Nurses at the press conference made passionate statements in support of access to health care, and NFSP were present with our signs and banners.  Click here to read the press release, including inspiring statements from nurses Teri Mills and Maureen Andersen, click here to watch the KATU news report, or click here to watch a livestream of the rally itself on Sen. Merkley’s Facebook page.

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This entry was posted on June 16, 2017.

Now Is The Time: Healthcare for Everybody – Sunday May 7

L to R: Panelists Bob Gross (Portland Jobs with Justice); David Young (Nurses for Single Payer); Rachel Prusak (Nurses for Single Payer); and Hyung Nam (HCAO).

 Nurses for Single Payer (NFSP) co-sponsored the film Now Is The Time:   Healthcare for Everybody, at Portland’s Clinton Street Theatre.  Following the film, panelists and the audience participated in a spirited discussion about single payer health care and how to make it a reality here in Oregon.

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This entry was posted on May 1, 2017.