beginning Saturday, June 27
For Immediate Release
“Nearly 50 million Americans lack health insurance; many more are grossly uninsured,” said Dr. Gurel. “Every American deserves healthcare and as a matter of public health, economic security, and simple human dignity, healthcare is a common good.”
This is a grassroots effort supported by individual monetary or in-kind contributions. Those wishing to support The Walk For Healthcare with monetary donations to cover lodging and meals or are able to host Ogan should email firstname.lastname@example.org. The route follows the Lincoln Highway (once a patchwork of private roads, now part of the U.S. highway system) traveling through cities and towns in Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.
“By the end of the walk,” added Dr. Gurel, “the many stories we have gathered, shared and documented will provide a compelling narrative which absolutely cannot be ignored.”
Dr. Gurel came up with the idea of the walk not in an effort to uphold any particular policy position or piece of legislation, but rather to bring out the voice of the people and to advance the principles of universality and affordability as a framework for moving the health care debate forward. “Healthcare for all,” Dr. Gurel noted, “makes us greater as a nation and freer as individuals.”