Health professional Gary Lahman will present the 30 minute film “The Health Care Movie” at the May meeting of Central Oregon Coast National Organization for Women (NOW). Following the film, Lahman will lead a discussion on the Health Care for All – Oregon (HCAO) proposal and what it would mean for Oregonians, with emphasis on Oregon’s women and children. The meeting will take place on Monday, May 20, at 6 p.m. at the Central Lincoln PUD public room, 2129 North Coast Highway, Newport, across Hwy 101 from Safeway.
“The Health Care Movie” depicts the history of the Canadian Health Care System and how it is viewed by Canadians. It also talks about how the U.S. system of providing health care evolved. The movie provides background to discussing what Health Care for All – Oregon is proposing for our state.
Health Care for All – Oregon (HCAO) is advocating for a “single payer” system of providing health care for all Oregonians. It has 60 associate organizations and chapters in 10 cities, including Newport, Lincoln City and Yachats. HCAO’s basic premise is that health care is a human right and that there should be no barriers to healthcare for anyone.
Gary Lahman is a spokesperson for the Newport chapter of HCAO. He holds a BS in Chemistry from Bowling Green (Ohio) University, and a Masters in Public Health Administration (MPH) from Oklahoma University. He also has additional specialty degrees and licensures. Lahman is recently retired from Bridgeview Laboratory, Newport. He is currently a member of the Lincoln County Public Health Advisory Board; and volunteer with Food Share, Lincoln County; and a 1st grade reading volunteer for Sam Case Elementary School.
For more information email CentralOregoncoastNOW@gmail.com or call 541-765-2371. There is no charge to attend. Central Oregon Coast NOW is inviting attendees to bring paper towels and toilet paper to donate to My Sister’s Place domestic violence shelter as its supplies are running low.