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 invite you to join us and get involved.
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Nurses for Single Payer – come out for the Rally for Medicare for All on July 24, 2021! Travis Nelson, RN, our Board member, will be speaking. NFSP has endorsed the Rally, and will be staffing a Health and Safety table there: Please stop by, say hello, and pick up a handful of “NURSES FOR SINGLE PAYER” buttons.
Nurses for Single Payer has enthusiastically endorsed the Health Care Emergency Guarantee Act (HCEGA) , introduced in Congress by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (H. R. 6906) and Sen. Bernie Sanders ( S. 3790). HCEGA would guarantee health care coverage to all Americans during the pandemic, a critical need given the enormity of the economic and health care crisis. Continue reading →
Oregon’s Task Force on Universal Health Care was created by the Oregon legislature in 2019 to develop a state single payer plan. State budget cuts are anticipated in light of the COVID-19 economic downturn. Help advocate for the Task Force’s continued funding in the state budget.
ONA members: ONA’s virtual Legislative Planning Series meetings help develop ONA’s state legislative agenda. You are invited to participate now through July 14, to urge ONA to make universal healthcare and continued funding for the Task Force a priority for ONA in 2021. Learn more and RSVP here.
Everyone: Call or email your state legislators and let them know that, in the fight for healthcare justice, that the current funding for the Task Force on Universal Health Care must be preserved. Click here to find out who represents you in Salem (and Washington!), and how to contact them.
Welcome to the new members of Nurses for Single Payer’s Board of Directors!
Adrienne Enghouse, RN, was elected President of the Board of Nurses for Single Payer on May 11, 2020. She replaces Carole Most, who had led the organization for several years, and who remains active on the Board.
Continuing in their positions are David Young, Secretary; J.R. McLain, Vice-President; and Tom Sincic, Treasurer. Continue reading →
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!
Happy spring! Nurses all over Oregon are involved in health care advocacy these days. Read the current NFSP newsletter here. You can click the arrow in the upper right to enlarge, or click “download” below.
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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