The Fight to Heal Healthcare
Start: Monday, October 05, 2020• 6:00 PM • Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)
End: Monday, October 05, 2020• 7:30 PM • Eastern Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-04:00)
The double crises of COVID-19 and the economic recession are exposing and exacerbating the injustices of our healthcare system.
While frontline workers continue to fight for better protections - including PPE, adequate sick leave, and hazard pay - they are also facing the threat of layoffs and cutbacks, even as they prepare for a likely 2nd wave of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, the challenges New Yorkers face in accessing healthcare are increasing. An estimated 300,000 lost their employer-sponsored healthcare by May, on top of the millions already uninsured or underinsured. Those who can access care are impacted by short-staffing, unpredictable and unaffordable out-of-pocket costs, and COVID-19 policies that isolate patients from their support networks.
With no end in sight to the pandemic or the recession, the struggle for healthcare justice has never been more urgent. Workers, patients and communities all have a stake in transforming our healthcare system to prioritize people over profits.
Join us for an online forum on Monday, October 5 to hear from frontline healthcare workers, patients, and community and union leaders about the stakes of this struggle and how we can organize for healthcare justice through these ongoing crises and beyond.
Closed Captioning availableSponsored by:
Labor-Religion Coalition of NYS, 1199SEIU, NYSNA, UUP, NYS Poor People's Campaign