Patients, Small Business Owners Call on Governor to Sign Universal Health Care Legislation That Will Save Californians Billion
8/29/2006 5:39:00 PM
Contact: Jerry Flanagan of the Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights, 310-889-4912
WHO: Jerry Flanagan, Foundation for Taxpayer and Consumer Rights (FTCR); Robin Podolsky, Office of Senator Sheila Kuehl; John Hughes, President, Rhythm and Hues Studios; Deni Mosser, uninsured Los Angeles business owner; Lloyd Porter, Orange Co. teacher; John Connolly, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists; Rabbi Sharon Brous, Congregation Ikar
Also attending: California Nurses Association, Health Access, ACLU -- Southern California, League of Women Voters, Health Care For All, OneCareNow.org, Progressive Jewish Alliance
-- Photo Op: Patients on Stretchers Representing California Health Care
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 30 at noon
WHERE: California State Office Building (Office of Governor Schwarzenegger), 300 S. Spring St., Los Angeles, CA 90013
Meet outside main entrance at 300 S. Spring Street
Patient advocates, nurses, and business owners will attempt to deliver two patients on stretchers to Governor Schwarzenegger at his office in Los Angeles and ask him to "Resuscitate California Health Care" by signing universal health care legislation, SB 840. The bill has passed the Senate and the Assembly
SB 840 will cut insurers, HMOs and unnecessary middlemen out of the health care system and cover everyone in a public insurance pool. The public insurance program will utilize the 25 percent of revenue currently wasted on CEO salaries, record corporate profits, overhead and advertising by private insurers to provide better health care for all Californians.
The bill is expected to the save Californians billion off what we are currently spending and provide coverage for the 7 million Californians without health care.
Only by insuring everyone in a publicly accountable health care system can we provide affordable, higher quality health care