Press Release for February 2, 2018


CONTACT: Mikki Royce

The Media Goddess



Leaders Gather to Affirm Health Care as a Human Right

(West Palm Beach) – The first Florida Health Care Summit formally begins to create a road map for universal health care in Florida at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center, 1601 Belvedere Road, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33406. On Friday, February 16 to Saturday, February 17 from 10 am to 9 pm, a diverse group of individuals, organizations, health care specialists, media and others in and out of government will gather to work together and find solutions. The Summit consists of eight distinct tracks, each consisting of a series of sessions to provide attendees opportunities to plug in to a comprehensive action plan with the ambitious goal of mobilizing the state to provide all Floridians with access to healthcare within twenty four months.

The weekend kicks off with a bang offering a wide array of speakers and experts to discuss and inspire action. Champions for human rights, Toni Van Pelt, President of the National Organization for Women delivers the keynote address, Friday evening, February 16, 2018, and Congressman Alan Grayson delivers the keynote address Saturday evening, February 17, 2018. Other speakers and panelists include Lois Frankel, Congresswoman, Annette Taddeo, Florida State Senate, Michael Lighty, National Nurses United, Denis Campbell, UK Progressive Magazine, Nina Turner, Our Revolution, Kristen Rose Gonzalez, Miami Beach Commissioner, Lynne Hubbard, City of Riviera Beach Councilwoman, Egan Kemp, Public Citizen, Alex Lawson, Social Security Works, Jay Schwartz, Pembroke Pines Commissioner, Libby Devlin National Nurses United, Chuck Woolery, American Public Health Association, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Popular Resistance, Gerald Freidman, University of Massachusetts, Laura Finley, PhD, Barry University, Deborah Foote, Oral Health Florida and many others. (See website for complete listing

The Florida Health Care Summit is an all-volunteer effort formed by a coalition of numerous nonprofits, organizations and individuals united in their desire to make health care accepted as a human right. Some of the non-profit contributors include Florida Media Labs, Progressive Democrats of America, Public Citizen, Communications Workers of America, National Nurses United, Our Revolution, and Social Security Works. For further information go to Press contact Mikki Royce, the Media Goddess,