Write a letter of support to State Senator Sheila Kuhl for SB 921—Health Care for All Californians Act, scheduled for a hearing before the Senate Insurance Committee, at 9 AM on April 30. The more letters of support she receives, the better the chances of the bill passing. Local co-sponsors are Don Perata, Wilma Chen and Loni Hancock.
SB 921 would provide health insurance coverage to all Californians (including the unemployed) through a single public insurance plan designed to simplify administrative, financial and purchasing costs through statewide health planning. Coverage would include all care prescribed by a patient’s healthcare provider that meets acceptable standards of care and practice, including medical, mental health, surgical, podiatric inpatient and outpatient services, diagnostic testing, prescription drugs, medical equipment, dental, vision, chiropractic care, acupuncture, etc. Patients would choose their own providers. The plan involves no new spending.
More detailed information is available on the web at www.votehealth.net and www.healthcareforall.org
A simple letter expressing your support for the bill is all that’s needed. Please fax your letter to 916-324-4823 or mail it to: Senator Sheila Kuehl, State Capitol. Room 4032; Sacramento, CA 95814. Letters should be sent before April 30. If you are an organization, we would appreciate that it be on letterhead.
Thank you for your support.
Josephine Arasteh is with Vote Health, an Oakland-based organization.