Health Care for All Colorado to host Donna Smith in Fort Collins

Donna Smith, known for her role in Michael Moore’s 2007 documentary “SiCKO,” will be the featured speaker on Wednesday, April 3 at a program hosted by Health Care for All Colorado. The event, free and open to the public, is set for 7 p.m. at Harmony Library in Fort Collins.

Smith, the executive director of Health Care for All Colorado, will address “Forward to Health Care as a Public Good and a Human Right in Colorado.” She is a long-time advocate of single-payer health care. Smith and her husband declared bankruptcy several years ago because of costly medical bills, despite the fact that they had health insurance.

A journalist, Smith has received numerous awards including the Inland Press Association’s top honor in 2006 for community-based journalism.

Smith has spoken in 43 states and the District of Columbia about single-payer health care reform. She has worked for National Nurses United/California Nurses Association, advocating for a single-payer system, and she co-chairs the “Healthcare Not Warfare” campaign for the Progressive Democrats of America.

The April 3 program will also include an update on health care legislation in Colorado.
For more information, contact Linda Mahan at 970-484-2259 or lmahan@alum.bu.edu.

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