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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 »

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 »

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 »

Up to 1,000 RNs, Activists to Rally in Sacramento Friday To Press Support for Guaranteed Healthcare

Up to 1,000 RNs, Activists to Rally in Sacramento Friday To Press Support for Guaranteed Healthcare

Up to 1,000 registered nurses and grassroots activists from across the state will rally outside the State Capitol late Friday afternoon, followed by a march to the Sacramento Convention Center to press the case for critical legislation to guarantee health coverage for all Californians. —California Nurses Association, 05/17/17 More »

Nurses Call on Sen. Hatch to Reject ‘Mortal Threat’ in House Health Bill

Nurses Call on Sen. Hatch to Reject ‘Mortal Threat’ in House Health Bill

On a day in which members of National Nurses United (NNU) commemorated national nurses week with visits to multiple members of Congress, a large delegation of RNs called on Senate Finance Committee chair Sen. Orrin Hatch to reject the American Health Care Act (AHCA) passed by the House. They called for Sen. Hatch to instead support real reform, an improved and expanded Medicare for all. —National Nurses United, 05/10/17 More »

Hundreds of Nurses To Press Congress Wednesday

Hundreds of Nurses To Press Congress Wednesday

In honor of International Nurses’ Week, more than 100 members of National Nurses United (NNU), the nation’s largest union of registered nurses, will visit Capitol Hill Wednesday, May 10, 2017, from across the United States. —National Nurses United, 05/10/17 More »

Nurses Week Celebration Kicks Off with Health Fair and Rally to Support Medicare for All

Nurses Week Celebration Kicks Off with Health Fair and Rally to Support Medicare for All

The Health Care is a Human Right Campaign will kick off National Nurses Week with a health fair and rally in support of a Medicare for all type system in Maine, on Saturday, May 6th. —Maine State Nurses Association, 05/05/17 More »

Nurses to Rally Sacramento April 26 for First Hearing on Bill to Guarantee Care for All Californians

Nurses to Rally Sacramento April 26 for First Hearing on Bill to Guarantee Care for All Californians

Hundreds of registered nurses and community activists will rally in Sacramento Wednesday, April 26 as the legislative journey begins with the first hearing on a bill to guarantee health care for all California residents with comprehensive health services and an end to out of control co-pays and deductibles. —Healthy California, 04/26/17 More »

Town Halls Planned April 20 in Sonora on Healthy California Act SB 562

Town Halls Planned April 20 in Sonora on Healthy California Act SB 562

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to community town hall meetings in Sonora, Calif. on Thursday, April 20 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. —Healthy California, 04/19/17 More »

Community Briefing Planned April 8 in Garden Grove on the Healthy California Act SB 562

Community Briefing Planned April 8 in Garden Grove on the Healthy California Act SB 562

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to a community briefing in Garden Grove, Calif. on Saturday, April 8 to learn about SB 562, a bill introduced in the California Senate last month that would guarantee health care to all Californians by establishing a Medicare for all type system. —Healthy California, 04/06/17 More »

Community Briefing Planned April 1 in Santa Cruz on the Healthy California Act SB 562

Community Briefing Planned April 1 in Santa Cruz on the Healthy California Act SB 562

The campaign for the Healthy California Act is inviting area residents to a community briefing in Santa Cruz, Calif. on Saturday, April 1 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, 03/30/17 More »

Amidst National Debate on Future of Healthcare California Alternative Bill

Amidst National Debate on Future of Healthcare California Alternative Bill

With national debate continuing on the future of healthcare following the defeat of the House “repeal and replacement” bill for the Affordable Care Act, California legislators will soon begin hearings on an alternative approach that would expand coverage to everyone – with no debilitating out of pocket costs that drive people to medical bankruptcy or to forgo needed care. —National Nurses United, 03/30/17 More »

Unveiled – SB 562: The Healthy California Act Path to Comprehensive Coverage for All Californians

Unveiled – SB 562: The Healthy California Act Path to Comprehensive Coverage for All Californians

All California residents will be guaranteed health coverage with comprehensive health services offered at minimal out of pocket costs and real patient choice of where to go for care under a bill that will begin its legislative review in mid-to late April in the California State Senate. —California Nurses Association, 03/30/17 More »

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 »

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