Monday, July 10, 2017

NAACP Co-sponsores Surviving Healthcare Reform: A Public Forum

Subject: Surviving Healthcare Reform: A Public Forum

What impacts could proposed healthcare legislation have on you and your family? Would you be better off by fixing or by replacing the ACA? What about Medicaid block grants, pre-existing conditions, and lifetime caps on insurance payments? Should healthcare be a right or available only to those who can afford it? Who benefits from the proposed reforms? 

These are some of the questions to be addressed at a free public forum presented by Jefferson City Area Indivisible. Nationally recognized experts in their fields will speak. They, along with local medical professionals and hospital representatives, will answer audience questions. 

Monday, July 17, 6:30-8:30 PM
Lincoln University, Thomas Pawley Theater in Martin Luther King Hall, 812 East Dunklin St, Jefferson City, MO

*Jay Angoff, JD former director of the MO Department of Insurance is one of the first insurance commissioners to order a Blue Cross plan to establish a health care foundation with the full value of its assets.

*Ryan Barker, MSW, MPPA, Vice President of Health Policy, Missouri Foundation for Health. His work includes research and education on the Affordable Health Care Act as well as Missouri’s Medicaid Program. 

*Dr. Ed Weisbart, MD, CPE, FAAFP, chair of the Missouri Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Care Program (PNHC), a 30-year-old non-profit research and education organization of physicians, medical students, health care professionals, and others who support a Medicare for All national health care system.

Other panel members:
*Randy Haight, MD VP of Medical Staff Affairs Capital Region Medical Center
*Stephen P. Stewart MD, MBA Regional VP Medical Affairs SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital
*Nancy Howe, DO Community Health Center
*John Lyskowski, MD Psychiatrist, SSM Health
*Rebecca McClanahan, MSN, RN Missouri Nurses Association

Co-sponsored by:
Lincoln University
Capital Region Medical Center
SSM Health St Mary's Hospital
Missouri Nurses' Association
Empower Missouri
Faith Voices for Jefferson City
Missouri Health Advocacy Alliance
Capital Area Missouri NOW

Jefferson City Indivisible is a non-partisan group of local citizens working for a more just and peaceful world. In pursuit of this goal, we advocate for access to quality, affordable healthcare for all Americans. 

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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Chapel Speaks Aginst Jim Crow

I am delighted to have been a guest on Reverend Edmondson's TV Show - FOCUS where we talked about citizen's rights to seek redress from elected officials, the University of Missouri system's support for #JimCrow laws and why the NAACP is working with many other organizations and people to keep our civil rights safe.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Why is Representative Bill Lant Still A Committee Chair and Trying to Legalize Discrimination?

First, Missouri legislature tried to silence Nimrod Chapel President of the MO NAACP.

Then, he didn't suffer and consequences for silencing a citizen.

Legislators and citizens called for him to step down or be removed, but nothing happened to him.

Is this the Missouri you want?  

Tell Bill it is time to go home - 573-751-9801 

US NEWS AND WORLD REPORTS shares MO Legislature's epic diss to NAACP

Why are we the laughing stock of the nation again?  Nationwide again for poor race relations?  Is this the leadership you want?  If not call and say #NOJimCrow please veto SB 43

Office of Governor Eric Greitens
Capitol BuildingRoom 216, P.O. Box 720Jefferson City, MO 65102Phone: 573/751-3222Fax: 573/526-3291Governor's website

MO Civil Rights 101 according to US NEWS and World Report

Civil Rights 101 from US News says don't keep making the same mistake.

Oppose Discrimination - Individual discrimination is a sin

Our live are shaped by the decision we make - will you let the Missouri legislature enact a law that allows one person to legally - no way to bring criminal or civil prosecution - for discrimination, harassment and retaliation?