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Doc walks Lincoln Highway for health care reform

July 9, 2009

Dr. Ogan Gurel is walking the Lincoln Highway from Chicago to Washington, D.C., to bring attention to the health care crisis. reports that Gurel is in central Ohio, easily spotted by an American flag sticking out of his backpack. The image below is a screen shot from that site.

OH_Doc walking

The idea for The Walk for Health Care came after Gurel was shocked by self-interested statements made by the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, and insurance executives on the issue of health care reform.

Gurel says, “I want to knock some sense into the situation because it’s not about preserving a piece of the monetary pie but basic human needs,” Gurel said. He emphasizes that his walk isn’t affiliated with a particular viewpoint or political party but he just feels the status quo is unacceptable. Here is his schedule:

6/27 Chicago
6/28 Gary, Indiana
6/29 Valparaiso, Indiana
6/30 Plymouth, Indiana
7/1 Warsaw, Indiana
7/2 Columbia City, Indiana
7/3 Ft. Wayne, Indiana
7/4 Cairo, Ohio
7/8 Upper Sandusky and Bucyrus, Ohio
7/9 Mansfield, Ohio
7/10 Wooster, Ohio
7/12 Canton, Ohio
7/13 Minerva, Ohio
7/14 Lisbon, Ohio
7/15 Chester, West Virginia
7/16 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
7/17 Irwin/Grapeville/Greensburg, Pennsylvania
7/18 Latrobe, Pennsylvania
7/20 Bedford, Pennsylvania
7/23 Hagerstown, Maryland
7/24 Frederick, Maryland
7/25 Germantown/Gaithersburg & Rockville Maryland
7/26 Bethesda, Maryland & Washington DC