Colorado nurses will rally for universal health care at Noon on Sunday, May 6 on the West steps of the Capitol and at 1 p.m. at Oak Street Plaza in Fort Collins to kick off National Nurses Week.
Speakers will include long-time public health nurse and former Gilpin County Commissioner/State Senator Jeanne Nicholson, RN, MS, and Annette Cannon, PhD, MA, RN, MSN, as well as nursing students and patients.
Nurses consistently poll as the most trusted profession in the nation. And most nurses want universal health care.
The American Nurses Association, which represents 3.6 million nurses, has repeatedly testified before congress in support of overhauling the health care system, saying: “Ultimately ANA supports a single-payer mechanism as the most desirable option for financing a reformed health care system.”
Most patients want universal health care too. A strong majority of all Americans, no matter their political affiliation, support moving to universal health care as they watch their costs soar. A majority of Democrats and Independents support single-payer health care, as do an impressive 44 percent of Republicans, according to an Ipsos poll taken this March.
The Colorado Foundation for Universal Health Care (couniversalhealth.or) is sponsoring the events. The Foundation champions a universal health care system, the simplest, most cost-effective way to pay for health care.