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Nurses Welcome Defeat of Flawed Health Bill, Real Fix of ACA Would Be Medicare For All, Say RNs

Nurses Welcome Defeat of Flawed Health Bill, Real Fix of ACA Would Be Medicare For All, Say RNs

National Nurses United hailed the decision of House Republican leaders to abandon their fatally flawed bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act with legislation that would be far worse – throwing 24 million people off health coverage and driving up costs for millions more. —National Nurses United, 03/24/17 More »

As Showdown Vote Nears, Nurses Urge House Members to Reject Draconian AHCA Bill

As Showdown Vote Nears, Nurses Urge House Members to Reject Draconian AHCA Bill

Calling the proposed American Health Care Act “a mortal threat to the health and wellbeing of our patients and to the health security of our country,” National Nurses United (NNU) today urged all House members to defeat the proposed bill in the upcoming showdown vote Thursday. —National Nurses United, 03/23/17 More »

March and Rally for the Healthy California Act SB562, Sunday 3/26 in Downtown Los Angeles

March and Rally for the Healthy California Act SB562, Sunday 3/26 in Downtown Los Angeles

Advocates including nurses, seniors, healthcare providers, students and immigrants, plan a march and rally in support of the Healthy California Act, SB 562, a bill that guarantees healthcare to all Californians by establishing a Medicare for all-type system, on March 26th in downtown Los Angeles. —Healthy California, 03/23/17 More »

Community Briefing Planned March 26 in Roseville, Ca. on the Healthy California Act SB 562

Community Briefing Planned March 26 in Roseville, Ca. on the Healthy California Act SB 562

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to a community briefing in Roseville on March 26 to learn about SB 562, a bill introduced in the California Senate last month that would guarantee healthcare to all Californians by establishing a Medicare for all type system. —Healthy California, 03/23/17 More »

Nurses, Arturo Carmona to Discuss Key Congressional Race, Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal Vote

Nurses, Arturo Carmona to Discuss Key Congressional Race, Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal Vote

Registered nurse members of the CNA/NNU will join with Congressional candidate Arturo Carmona Wednesday for a press conference on the pending vote in the House on the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, the impact on Californians, and the way favored by Carmona and nurses to guarantee health care for all, a Medicare for all type system. —California Nurses Association, 03/21/17 More »

Healthy California Act Town Halls Kick Off Saturday in Southern California

Healthy California Act Town Halls Kick Off Saturday in Southern California

The first in a series of town hall meetings planned throughout the state, in support of the Healthy California Act SB 562, will be held March 18th and 19th in Fullerton, Pomona, Covina and Riverside, Ca. California state senators have been invited to attend and Sen. Leyva has confirmed she will be participating in the Pomona town Hall. —California Nurses Association, 03/17/17 More »

Nurses: GOP Plan Would Abandon Millions of Americans with Less Coverage, Higher Costs

Nurses: GOP Plan Would Abandon Millions of Americans with Less Coverage, Higher Costs

National Nurses United today sharply criticized the Republicans’ proposed healthcare “repeal and replace” bill as a cruel abandonment of the gains made under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), and a betrayal of the promises made by candidate Donald Trump to ensure that “we’re going to have healthcare for everybody” that is “far less expensive and far better.” —National Nurses United, 03/07/17 More »

Nurses Warn Trump/GOP Health Ideas Would Accelerate Crisis

Nurses Warn Trump/GOP Health Ideas Would Accelerate Crisis

National Nurses United sharply criticized the health care proposals outlined by President Trump in his address to Congress Tuesday night, warning they would deprive care for tens of millions of Americans and increase the health and economic insecurity of millions more. —National Nurses United, 03/01/17 More »

Nurses Join Sen. Ricardo Lara and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia for a Rally Supporting SB 562

Nurses Join Sen. Ricardo Lara and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia for a Rally Supporting SB 562

Registered Nurses from area hospitals will join Sen. Ricardo Lara, Mayor Robert Garcia and other local leaders and activists at a rally in Long Beach on Friday evening to kick off a campaign for the Healthy California Act SB 562, a bill that will guarantee health care for all Californians by establishing a Medicare-for-all insurance system in the state. More »

Sacramento Rally Welcomes Medicare for All Style Bill for All Californians

Sacramento Rally Welcomes Medicare for All Style Bill for All Californians

California nurses, and healthcare and community activists, will join with State Senators Ricardo Lara and Toni Atkins Wednesday, February 22 in Sacramento to celebrate the introduction of legislation to ensure universal health coverage with effective cost controls, a Medicare for all style bill for all California residents. —Healthy California and California Nurses Association, 02/20/17 More »

See What’s at Stake in the Health Care Fight With Clearly Outlined, Shareable Data

See What’s at Stake in the Health Care Fight With Clearly Outlined, Shareable Data

As the debate heats up on the Trump administration/congressional push to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act, National Nurses United invites you to consider how the discussion will affect American families and individuals. —National Nurses United, 02/14/17 More »

Nurses Announce Opposition to Sen. Sessions for Attorney General

Nurses Announce Opposition to Sen. Sessions for Attorney General

National Nurses United is joining with civil rights and civil liberties advocates to oppose the confirmation of Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next U.S. Attorney General, NNU announced today. NNU will urge the Senate to reject Sessions’ nomination. —National Nurses United, 01/19/17 More »

As Confirmation Hearing Opens, Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Price

As Confirmation Hearing Opens, Nurses Urge Senate to Reject Price

With the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions scheduled to open a hearing Wednesday on the nomination of Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services, National Nurses United urged both the committee and the full Senate to reject Price, citing his record of opposition to major healthcare services and advocacy of harmful cuts in in key healthcare programs. —National Nurses United, 01/18/17 More »

National Nurses United Endorses Sanders Amendment to Protect Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare

National Nurses United Endorses Sanders Amendment to Protect Social Security, Medicaid and Medicare

National Nurses United today strongly endorsed a proposed Senate budget amendment by Senator Bernie Sanders that that would protect funding for Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. —National Nurses United, 01/09/17 More »

Nurses Join Rep. Pelosi, Senators Schumer and Sanders for “Hands Off Medicare” Press Conf

Nurses Join Rep. Pelosi, Senators Schumer and Sanders for “Hands Off Medicare” Press Conf

Registered nurses will join House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Chuck Schumer, and Rep. Jan Schakowsky, along with seniors and activists for a press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 7, announcing the delivery of more than one million petition signatures demanding that President Elect Donald Trump, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell keep their hands off the American people’s earned Medicare benefits. —National Nurses United, 12/06/16 More »

Nurses, Healthcare Activists Plan Rally for Our Future in Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Nurses, Healthcare Activists Plan Rally for Our Future in Cleveland Heights, Ohio

Members of NNOC-Ohio/National Nurses United, Single Payer Action Network (SPAN) and Demand Universal Healthcare (DUH), are holding a community gathering and rally Thursday, to express their support for a singlepayer healthcare system in the U.S. and to reject House Speaker Paul Ryan's threats to privatize Medicare. —National Nurses United, 11/17/16 More »

Nurses to Co-Host Sanders-Sponsored Convention Forum On Guaranteed Healthcare/Medicare for All

Nurses to Co-Host Sanders-Sponsored Convention Forum On Guaranteed Healthcare/Medicare for All

National Nurses United will co-host a forum Monday on the opening day of the Democratic National Convention on the road ahead to continue the campaign for guaranteed healthcare through an improved and expanded Medicare for all. —National Nurses United, 07/21/16 More »

CA Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, NNU Exec. Dir. RoseAnn DeMoro Call for Medicare for All in DNC Platform

CA Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, NNU Exec. Dir. RoseAnn DeMoro Call for Medicare for All in DNC Platform

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and National Nurses United Executive Director RoseAnn DeMoro today issued a joint public call to the Democratic Party Platform Committee meeting in Orlando to place support for an improved Medicare for all in the party platform. —National Nurses United, 07/08/16 More »

In Orlando, Nurses to Push for Democratic Party to Put Medicare for All Pledge in Platform

In Orlando, Nurses to Push for Democratic Party to Put Medicare for All Pledge in Platform

Registered nurse members of National Nurses United, health care advocates, and members of the Democratic Party Platform Committee will hold a press conference in Orlando Friday morning to call on the Platform Committee to add a pledge to support Medicare for all in the party’s platform. —National Nurses United, 07/07/16 More »

Nurses Applaud New Sanders Plan for Healthcare for All

Nurses Applaud New Sanders Plan for Healthcare for All

National Nurses United today enthusiastically welcomed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ new plan for achieving the dream of countless Americans for nearly a century – healthcare coverage for everyone. —National Nurses United, 01/18/16 More »

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