Nurses, Arturo Carmona to Discuss Key Congressional Race, Impact of Affordable Care Act Repeal Vote
Los Angeles Press Conference Wednesday
Registered nurse members of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United 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.
Additionally, nurses will talk about efforts to step up support for Carmona in the days leading up to the special election April 4 for the 34th Congressional district vacancy. The district covers a number of diverse communities and neighborhoods across a major portion of Los Angeles.
What: Press conference, RNs and Congressional candidate Arturo Carmona
When: Wednesday, March 22, 12 noon
Where: Hazard Park, 2400 Norfolk St., Los Angeles, adjacent to Keck Hospital of USC
NNU, the nation’s largest union and professional association of RNs, includes the 90,000 members of CNA.
NNU/CNA members worked with Carmona during the California primary campaign last spring when Carmona served as a deputy political director for Sen. Bernie Sanders who was also strongly supported by NNU.
“Our patients, our families, our community needs a champion in Washington who will stand up for all of us, who will be our voice in protecting our health and our future. We have confidence that we can trust Arturo to fight for us,” said Keck Hospital RN Victoria Deras.
“Nurses know we can count on Arturo to work to fix our health care system once and for all. It’s not enough just to oppose the repeal of the ACA, we need a genuine alternative that guarantees healthcare for everyone without the skyrocketing deductibles, co-pays, and other fees that result in denial of care for millions of people,” NNU/CNA Co-President Deborah Burger, RN.
In addition to supporting an improved Medicare for all nationally, nurses in California are also campaigning for the Healthy California Act, SB 562, that would establish a Medicare for all type single payer system that can be a model for the nation.