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Watch: Nurses take the fight for SB 562 to the Capitol More »

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Sanders Joins Condemnation of Action to Block SB 562 More »

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SB 562 Would Cut State Healthcare Costs by 18% More »

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Nurses, Activists Converge to Transform Dem Party More »

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Community Briefing - July 27 San Jose: How Will SB 562 Benefit Seniors and People with Disabilities

Community Briefing - July 27 San Jose: How Will SB 562 Benefit Seniors and People with Disabilities

The campaign for the Healthy California Act and California Alliance for Retired Persons/CARA, is inviting area residents to a community briefing on Thursday, July 27, in San Jose, to learn about how the Healthy California Act, SB 562, would impact Medicare and Medicaid (Medi-Cal) recipients, including seniors and people with disabilities. —Healthy California, 07/26/17 More »

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 »

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California Health Care Fight May Show Democratic Party Future

California Health Care Fight May Show Democratic Party Future

Democrats gear up for the 2018 election, they confront big challenges: Polls in the last election showed a general electorate that deeply distrusted the party’s leaders, while new surveys show the Democratic base has lost faith in government — and now many swing voters believe Democrats aim to help the wealthy. —Lydia O’Neal And David Sirota, International Business Times, 07/12/17 More »

Pollin: Why Single Payer, Now, Is For Real

Pollin: Why Single Payer, Now, Is For Real

IS A SINGLE-PAYER health care system workable in California? My short answer is “yes.” I reached that conclusion by writing a research study, along with co-authors James Heintz, Peter Arno, and Jeannette Wicks-Lim, of the Healthy California single payer bill. —Robert Pollin, Writing for The Intercept, 07/12/17 More »

The Union That Roars: Nurses Aren’t Giving Up On California’s Single-Payer Push

The Union That Roars: Nurses Aren’t Giving Up On California’s Single-Payer Push

To some, the California Nurses Association’s political tactics in pushing for a single-payer health system seemed a bit, well, extreme. Others are impressed with the union’s drive and creativity, recalling how in 2005 CNA members taunted California’s then-governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, trailing him wherever he went to protest his attempts to roll back hard-won nurse-to-patient requirements in hospitals. —By Pauline Bartolone, California Healthline, 07/12/17 More »

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Caring Fiercely: Nurses Tell Dems Why They Won’t Sit Down, Be Quiet in Fight for Single Payer

Caring Fiercely: Nurses Tell Dems Why They Won’t Sit Down, Be Quiet in Fight for Single Payer

As California’s single payer bill, S.B. 562, continues to occupy its parking space in the California Assembly — courtesy of Speaker Anthony Rendon’s decision last month to table the bill — nurses in California have noticed a familiar trend. —Bonnie Castillo, NNU Director of Health and Safety, 07/21/17 More »

Since When Is It Not Okay to Play Hardball With the Democrats?

Since When Is It Not Okay to Play Hardball With the Democrats?

Despite efforts by the political establishment to shut it down, the quest for a state-based, Medicare-for-all type system in California, based on patient need, not corporate profits, rolls on. —NNU Executive Director, RoseAnn DeMoro writing for The Nation, 07/17/17 More »

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