Nurses and Doctors Call for “Florence Nightingale Day Protest,” May 12

Nurses and Doctors Call for “Florence Nightingale Day Protest” Against Max Baucus and Health Insurers: May 12

Baucus Again Calls Senate Finance Hearing Without Information on “The Nurses’ and Doctors’ Plan” for Healthcare Reform: Single-Payer Healthcare.

What: Activist registered nurses and physicians are calling for a “Florence Nightingale Day Protest” against Sen. Max Baucus and his Senate Finance Committee hearings on healthcare. The hearings include representation from health insurers—but not from the majority of the nation’s RNs and MDs, who support the kind of single-payer healthcare financing proven successful in Europe, Canada, and Asia.

When: Tuesday, May 12, 10:00 a.m….the 189th anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birthday.

Where: Outside Dirksen Senate Office Building, 1st St. @ Constitution Ave., Washington, D.C.

Who: The protests are called by activist caregivers and patients from the Leadership Conference on Guaranteed Healthcare, including the California Nurses Association, National Nurses Organizing Committee, and Physicians for a National Health Program.

Why: May 12 is Florence Nightingale’s Birthday — an opportunity to honor her advocacy of health care by protesting Congressional hearings that have been stacked in favor of the big insurance companies while silencing the voices of nurses and doctors who favor guaranteed healthcare, as in a single payer, expanded Medicare for all system with a single standard of quality care.

The California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee is asking nurses and doctors in the region to attend these hearings “and support the guaranteed, single-payer health care reforms that our nation desperately needs,” said Deborah Burger, RN, CNA/NNOC co-President.


  1. Alex Mauricio Zepeda on May 11, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    I think on healthcare, needs to involve everybody in this field together with the technology to play very smart on this to do a better future for everybody at the moment is related with the ecnomics to that include to make available for the bottom class.

  2. Eliza Jane Dodd on May 11, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    President Obama is in a panic today ..on Health care because Ron Paul and Kucinich are back in the race for 2012 and one will win because they are the ones who gave birth to HR676 and Pres.Obama hasnt kept his promises and now President Obama knows he will not WIN the next election ….unless Pres.Obama gives the people HR676 …If you dont believe me watch the new Ron Paul and Kucinich videos on YT They are Laughing because they know they have a better chance of winning than last time because this President isnt keeping his promies and he is letting the Lobbiest run the White House like Bush never left the building …almost …I am going to vote Kucinich / Ron Paul

  3. M. Darnit on May 12, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I will vote for Ron Paul if President Obama does not keep his word and HR676 is not passed. I hope Sen. Max Baucus’s constituents are taking note, as well as all of the other senators who were on the finance committee that did not allow single payer reps at the table and will vote accordingly next year and in 2012.

  4. Eliza Jane Dodd on May 13, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Right Now they are on YOUTUBE talking about our health Care …WHITE HOUSE Videos …just now ….Please comment ….NOW !

  5. Eliza Jane Dodd on May 13, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    go to youtube now and watch DENNIS KUCINICH STAND UP FOR HR676 ! IT IS NEW >> Rep Kucinich”health care is a civil right ! YOU ALL ARE GOING TO LOVE THIS !!!! Watch it …Hey Katie !!!