News for the Week of October 3rd-9th
What's happening at the UUCG? October 3rd-9th
Tuesday, October 4th- Worship Ministry Meeting 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 5th- Choir Rehearsal 7pm
Saturday, October 8th- Colorado Care Showing of "Now is the Time: Health Care for Everybody" 4pm
Bring your friends, neighbors, family (filmmakers & representatives from ColoradoCareYES will be present to answer questions)
Documentary filmmakers Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg will premier their new movie, Now is the Time, across Colorado this week, focusing on the conflict over a publicly funded health care system in the U.S. and spotlighting the battle in Colorado over Amendment 69, ColoradoCare.
In their film, Simons and Sterrenberg deliver penetrating insight into why the United States has turned its back on a single-payer health care system, while polls consistently show the majority of Americans would prefer universal health care. The film is a follow-up documentary of their highly acclaimed “The Healthcare Movie.”
The United States pays nearly twice as much for health care as any other industrialized nation,yet still does not provide care for all its citizens. This documentary delves into what single payer health care is, how it saves money, and what behind-the-screen heroes are doing to clear the fog of misperception that keeps us from moving forward.
Amendment 69, ColoradoCare, highlighted in the film, ensures every Coloradan in the state has access to comprehensive health care without deductibles and without co-pays for primary care. While saving $4.5 billion over what we are paying now, it simplifies health care in Colorado and picks up tens of thousands of Coloradans who are currently uninsured. The plan would save the majority of Coloradans money, in part by eliminating insurance premiums, deductibles, and most co-pays. Funding for the program would primarily come through a 3.33% payroll tax for employees and 6.67% for employers.
About the filmmakers: Filmmakers Laurie Simons and Terry Sterrenberg have experienced the health care systems in both Canada, where their two children were born, and in the United States. They were inspired to produce their first documentary, The Healthcare Movie, narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, after finding that Americans seemed to have a misperception of how the Canadian health care system worked. In making The Healthcare Movie, they learned about the deliberate media attempts that have taken place since before the 1940’s to dissuade Americans from considering a national health care program.
Since the Affordable Care Act has been implemented, Laurie and Terry have experienced firsthand how the rising costs and narrowing networks are chipping away at Americans’ ability to afford health care. Meanwhile millions remain uninsured. They began to wonder why the idea of a national health care system has not been implemented in the U.S., when other industrialized nations are proving it can control costs and cover everybody. Now Is The Time: Health Care for Everybody, tells their story in the context of what is happening in America’s political system.
Music for the film was created by Clifford J. Tasner, whose filmography includes the highly popular films Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, The Secret Life of Pets, Godzilla, and The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies.
Sunday, October 9th- Life Inspiration from Classical Musicians- Andrea Van Nest
Andrea Van Nest is a Unitarian Universalist and musician who will share stories from musicians.
RE: Famous UU P.T. Barumn
Other News and Reminders
The Board will be meeting on the third Sunday of the month at 1:15 in the conference room at Farr Library. This will begin in October on Sunday, October 16th.
We have had many newcomers during the Services on Sundays. We would like everyone to wear their name tags as it helps everyone to get to know each other! Thank you!
UU Evening Brewery Fun is Back!
Join us to meet and mingle with friends while checking out the local breweries in town. Beer, craft root beer, and other non-alcoholic drinks are available for purchase. These will be family friendly events with board games/bean bag toss, snacks and root-beer floats for the kids!
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