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Creating the Future of Health Care with SB 562 Town Hall July 22 in Oakland

Creating the Future of Health Care with SB 562 Town Hall July 22 in Oakland

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to a community town hall meeting on Saturday, July 22, in Oakland to learn about SB 562, a bill that would guarantee health care to all Californians by establishing a Medicare-for-all type system. —California Nurses Association, 07/21/17 More »

High Desert Health Care for All Town Hall on SB 562 Planned July 20 in Apple Valley

High Desert Health Care for All Town Hall on SB 562 Planned July 20 in Apple Valley

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to a community town hall meeting in Apple Valley to learn about SB 562. —California Nurses Association, 07/19/17 More »

‘People’s Health Committee’ Convenes July 11 to Show Calif. Dems How to Guarantee Healthcare

‘People’s Health Committee’ Convenes July 11 to Show Calif. Dems How to Guarantee Healthcare

With Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon continuing to prevent California’s single-payer healthcare bill, S.B. 562, from moving forward in the state Assembly, the Healthy California campaign—350 organizations representing more than six million Californians—will convene Tuesday, July 11 for a “People’s Health Committee”. —California Nurses Association, 07/10/17 More »

Town Hall Planned July 8 in Lakewood on Single Payer Bill SB 562 - The Healthy California Act

Town Hall Planned July 8 in Lakewood on Single Payer Bill SB 562 - The Healthy California Act

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to a community town hall meeting in Lakewood, Calif. on Saturday, July 8, to learn about SB 562, a bill introduced in the California Senate in February that would guarantee health care to all California residents by establishing a Medicare-for-all type system in the state. —California Nurses Association, 07/07/17 More »

Sacramento Action Planned Monday, July 3 Demanding Assembly Speaker Rendon Stop Denying Democracy

Sacramento Action Planned Monday, July 3 Demanding Assembly Speaker Rendon Stop Denying Democracy

Building on last week’s spirited action where more than 500 California residents converged on the state capitol, calling on Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to let California’s single payer healthcare bill, SB 562, move forward in the state Assembly—the campaign for the Healthy California Act will hold a follow up action in Sacramento on Monday, July 3. —California Nurses Association, 06/30/17 More »

Sacramento Action Planned Today Demanding  Assembly Speaker Rendon Stop Delay & Pass SB 562

Sacramento Action Planned Today Demanding Assembly Speaker Rendon Stop Delay & Pass SB 562

The campaign for the Healthy California Act, a coalition comprised of 350 organizations representing over six million Californians, will hold an action in Sacramento on Wednesday, June 28, calling on Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to let SB 562 move forward in the California Assembly. —California Nurses Association, 06/28/17 More »

Actions This Week in LA and Sacramento Demanding Assembly Speaker Rendon Stop Delay and Pass SB 562

Actions This Week in LA and Sacramento Demanding Assembly Speaker Rendon Stop Delay and Pass SB 562

The campaign for the Healthy California Act, a coalition comprised of 350 organizations representing over six million Californians, is holding actions this week in Los Angeles and Sacramento to demand that Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon immediately let the Assembly vote on SB 562. —Healthy California, 06/26/17 More »

Sen. Bernie Sanders Joins Condemnation of Action by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to Block SB 562

Sen. Bernie Sanders Joins Condemnation of Action by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to Block SB 562

Sen. Bernie Sanders, who polls have shown has the highest popular support of any national political figure, today joined the growing public criticism of the decision by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to arbitrarily block action on a California bill to block guaranteed healthcare for all Californians. —California Nurses Association, 06/24/17 More »

Statement by CA Nurses on Decision By Assembly Speaker Rendon to Block Healthcare Reform

Statement by CA Nurses on Decision By Assembly Speaker Rendon to Block Healthcare Reform

The California Nurses Association condemns the decision by Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon to destroy the aspirations of millions of Californians for guaranteed health care without being bankrupted or forced to skip needed care. —Deborah Burger, RN, co-president, California Nurses Association, 06/23/17 More »

Town Hall on the Healthy California Act SB 562 Planned June 22 in Healdsburg

Town Hall on the Healthy California Act SB 562 Planned June 22 in Healdsburg

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to a community town hall meeting in Healdsburg, Calif. on Thursday, June 22, to learn about SB 562, a bill introduced in the California Senate in February that would guarantee health care to all Californians by establishing a Medicare-for-all type system. —California Nurses Association, 06/20/17 More »

Kindred Hospital - San Gabriel Valley Healthcare Workers Vote by Wide Margin To Join Union

Kindred Hospital - San Gabriel Valley Healthcare Workers Vote by Wide Margin To Join Union

Voicing concern about safe staffing, fair pay, and respect in the workplace, two hundred healthcare workers at Kindred Hospital-San Gabriel Valley in West Covina, Ca. voted by an overwhelming margin Thursday night to join the Caregivers and Healthcare Employees Union (CHEU). —Caregiver Healthcare Employees Union, 06/16/17 More »

Kindred Hospital-Baldwin Park RNs and Caregivers Plan Rally for Quality Patient Care June 7th

Kindred Hospital-Baldwin Park RNs and Caregivers Plan Rally for Quality Patient Care June 7th

Registered nurses and, caregiver and healthcare workers at Kindred Hospital-Baldwin Park, will hold a rally June 7th to speak out on conditions management has refused to address, including chronic short staffing, a high staff turnover rate and the hospital’s growing reliance on temporary workers. —California Nurses Association, 06/06/17 More »

California Senate Says ‘Yes’ to Guaranteed Healthcare for All

California Senate Says ‘Yes’ to Guaranteed Healthcare for All

On a 23 to 14 vote, the California Senate put their stamp of approval on SB 562, a Medicare for all-type/single payer bill that would bring the dream of guaranteeing health care to all Californians. —California Nurses Association, 06/01/17 More »

Estimated cost for single-payer in CA reduced by billions in analysis sponsored by supporters

Estimated cost for single-payer in CA reduced by billions in analysis sponsored by supporters

With a state Senate vote possibly imminent on a single-payer health system for California, supporters Wednesday released a study estimating it would cut spending on healthcare in the state by 18% and cost tens of billions of dollars less than the state's estimate for the plan. —Patrick McGreevy, LA Times, 05/31/17 More »

New Findings – SB 562 Would Cut State Spending on Healthcare by 18%—and Guarantee Care for All

New Findings – SB 562 Would Cut State Spending on Healthcare by 18%—and Guarantee Care for All

SB 562, the Healthy California Act, would cut current spending on healthcare in California by 18 percent – and produce substantial savings for households in healthcare costs as a share of their income, and California businesses, which would also see reduced payroll costs for health care expenditures, according to new research findings released today. —California Nurses Association, 05/31/17 More »

New Poll – 70% of Californians Support CA Medicare for All Bill

New Poll – 70% of Californians Support CA Medicare for All Bill

A full 70 percent of Californians favor establishing a public, Medicare for all type system providing universal single-payer health coverage, with lower costs for all Californians, as proposed in the Healthy California Act, SB 562. —California Nurses Association, 05/31/17 More »

Top Leaders of Nurses Organization Re-Elected to Continue Advocacy for Patients, Social Reform

Top Leaders of Nurses Organization Re-Elected to Continue Advocacy for Patients, Social Reform

Top registered nurse leaders of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee (CNA/NNOC) have been re-elected to new three-year terms spearheading one of the most prominent nurses and health care and social advocacy organizations in the U.S. —California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Committee, 05/30/17 More »

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Takes Another Step Forward

California Single Payer Bill SB 562 Takes Another Step Forward

SB 562, the Healthy California Act, took another step forward in the California legislature Monday moving from the state Senate Appropriations Committee and appears headed to a full vote on the Senate floor by early June. First the bill will be held. —California Nurses Association, 05/22/17 More »

National Nurses United Announces Endorsement of Dotty Nygard for Congress

National Nurses United Announces Endorsement of Dotty Nygard for Congress

National Nurses United (NNU), the largest union of registered nurses in the United States, today announced it has endorsed Dotty Nygard, RN, for Congress in California’s 10th Congressional District. —National Nurses United, 05/19/17 More »

RNs Call On Mee Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care by Investing in Nursing Staff

RNs Call On Mee Memorial Hospital to Ensure Quality Care by Investing in Nursing Staff

Registered nurses at Mee Memorial Hospital in King City will hold an informational picket on Monday, May 22, to demand that management address the conditions that are undermining the hospital's ability to recruit and retain the staff needed to ensure quality care. —California Nurses Association, 05/19/17 More »

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