Doctors on ‘single-payer’ tour visit Minnesota Wednesday

A team of West Coast doctors who are touring the country to support single-payer health care will stop in Minnesota Wednesday, with stops in Mankato and St. Paul.

The call themselves “Mad as Hell Doctors” and they left Corvallis, Ore., on Sept. 8 and plan 26 stops around the nation.

According to their promotional information:

Their mission is to educate the public on why a single payer health care system is the only means to lasting and meaningful health care reform for this country. The core group of physicians has 191 years of combined medical experience, much of it spent working in a system that serves neither patients nor doctors. As physicians who have sworn an oath to abide by the highest ethical & medical standards, they believe it is their professional obligation to speak out against a for-profit system of health care that fatally compromises the health of patients, their families, and our nation.

The Minnesota stops on Wednesday are:

Mankato — at 11 a.m., at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

St. Paul — 3-5 p.m., in the state Capitol Rotunda.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Bernice Vetsch on 09/14/2009 - 04:25 pm.

    One or more of the doctors will also be part of a presentation on rural health care at St. Catherine’s University that evening, a program in the university’s “Hazardous to Your Health” series.

    7:00 pm, Whitby Hall, Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium

    Whitby Hall is on Randolph Avenue about a block east from its intersection with Cleveland Avenue.

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