Saturday, June 10 – Big Pharma Film

Darkside Cinema to screen Big Pharma
June 10 – 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm
215 SW 4th St. Corvallis

Big Pharma – Market Failure. This new documentary gives an in-depth look at how America’s unfettered drug industry and costly health care system damage our economy, suffocate our businesses, and harm the nation’s health. The film’s producer Richard Master will be present.

                                                           Donations Welcome

Sponsors of this screening are Mid-valley Health Care Advocates, Oregon Physicians for a National Health Care Program, The Main Street Alliance, Business Leaders Transforming Health Care, Oregonians for Affordable Drug Prices Now, and American Sustainable Business Council.
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Statement of Position on Health Care, announced by League of Women Voters National Board, April 1993:

GOALS: The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that a basic level of quality health care at an affordable cost should be available to all U.S. residents. Other U.S. health care policy goals should include the equitable distribution of services, efficient and economical delivery of care, advancement of medical research and technology, and a reasonable total national expenditure level for health care.

BASIC LEVEL OF QUALITY CARE: Every U.S. resident should have access to a basic level of care that includes the prevention of disease, health promotion and education, primary care (including prenatal and reproductive health), acute care, long-term care and mental health care. Dental, vision and hearing care also are important but lower in priority. The League believes that under any system of health care reform, consumers/patients should be permitted to purchase services or insurance coverage beyond the basic level.

FINANCING AND ADMINISTRATION: The League favors a national health insurance plan financed through general taxes in place of individual insurance premiums. As the United States moves toward a national health insurance plan, an employer-based system of health care reform that provides universal access is acceptable to the League. The League supports administration of the U.S. health care system either by a combination of the private and public sectors or by a combination of federal, state and/or regional government agencies.

The League is opposed to a strictly private market-based model of financing the health care system. The League also is opposed to the administration of the health care system solely by the private sector or the states.

TAXES: The League supports increased taxes to finance a basic level of health care for all U.S. residents, provided health care reforms contain effective cost control strategies.