We have to stay in the streets!
Join Put People First! PA and partners for our statewide week of action: Medicaid Marches!
The Philadelphia Medicaid March will be part of a statewide week of marches across PA and across the country with the Nonviolent Medicaid Army!
The Philadelphia Medicaid March will begin at the old Inquirer Building at 400 N. Broad St. The city is spending $300 million to renovate the building for the new Police Headquarters.
We will end just down the street at the former Hahnemann Hospital that also sits empty. However in this case owner Joel Freedman is preparing to sell the building to a real estate developer to create high end condos. Mayor Kenney, Health Commissioner Thomas Farley and Governor Wolf have abdicated their responsibility – in the middle of a pandemic and global economic crisis – to re-open closed hospitals like Hahnemann and bring them under public control.
- Governor Wolf: seize Hahnemann and re-open it as a public hospital! Re-invest the $300 million earmarked for the renovation of the police headquarters.
- Apply for a federal waiver to expand Medicaid to all PA residents in the midst of the pandemic and global economic depression in which 1.5 million people in PA are losing employer-based insurance
- PA Legislature: Create an Office of the Public Healthcare Advocate, a state office that fights for the healthcare rights of our people!
- Restore the adult dental benefit in Medicaid that was cut in 2011
- Mayor Kenney: Immediate permanent housing for residents of the James Talib Dean camp on the Parkway
For more on these and other statewide demands see: www.putpeoplefirstpa.org/coronavirus
Masks are a necessity for marching and we will be following strict safety and social distancing protocols.