On Sept. 8, 2008, a symposium entitled, “The US Healthcare System in Crisis: Achieving Universal Coverage,” was held at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, in Baltimore, MD. One of the speakers was attorney Joel Segal. He is the Senior Health Legislative Assistant to the Hon. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI). Rep. Conyers is chair of the House Judiciary Committee and a champion in the U.S. Congress of a universal health care system. See: http://www.pnhp.org
Mr. Segal said: “The 47 million [uninsured] people [in this country] can’t wait anymore...There is money in the system...We just have to have the political will” to get the job done. “The people have demanded it.” The event was the initiative of the Students Promoting Healthcare Reform (SPHERE), and was cosponsored by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, among other groups and institutions. For more information about SPHERE’s initiative, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.