Rally for Healthcare Equity
Tuesday, April 19, 12 pm - 1 pm
Place: 4415 SE Woodstock Blv, Portland OR, 97206
Portland based Zoom+Care, a for-profit corporation, says it is "going to change the way healthcare is being delivered" as it expands to 16 clinics in the Seattle area in 2016. But Zoom does not accept Medicare, Medicaid or Tri-Care patients. They are "cherry picking" the young and healthy while non-profit providers are left to care for an older, sicker population. If Zoom is allowed to avoid the problems of dealing with poorer, aging patients who have chronic health problems by marketing only to a young and healthy demographic, it will shift care for the poor, disabled and elderly to non-profit providers and put financial stress on their ability to care for all of us.
This action is a sister action to one being held in Seattle at the the Ballard ZOOMCARE Clinic, 2038 Market Street NW.
Co-Sponsors of the Seattle Action are:
PSARA, Washington CAN!, Physicians for a National Health
Program Western WA, Inland Boatmen's Union of the Pacific, UFCW Local 21, UNITE HERE Local 8, Health Care for All Washington and SEIU Healthcare 1199 NW