Thousands in San Francisco and Around Country Will Demand Guaranteed
New Event Added - Mayor Newsom to Sign HR 676 Resolution - 10 a.m.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Marching with pictures of patients who have been denied care by the health insurance industry, thousands of Americans will turnout in the streets of San Francisco and a dozen other cities this Thursday, June 19 at 12 Noon to ask, "What's a life worth?" and to advocate for guaranteed, single-payer healthcare, the "Medicare for All" systems proposed in U.S. Rep. John Conyers' Congressional bill HR 676 and State Sen. Sheila Kuehl's SB 840 in California. Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco will kick off the day with a signing ceremony at his office at 10 a.m. that officially declares San Francisco an endorser of HR 676.
This national day of action comes in response to the annual convention
of America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the insurance industry lobbying
group dedicated to blocking healthcare reform.
WHAT: Thousands protest insurance companies in San Francisco, nationwide
WHEN: Thursday, June 19th, 12 Noon to 1 p.m.
WHERE: San Francisco, Calif. -- 4th St. @ Howard St.
WHAT: Mayor Gavin Newsom Ceremony: San Francisco Endorses HR 676
WHEN: Thursday, June 19th, 10 a.m.
WHERE: Mayor's Office, Room 200, City Hall, San Francisco
Families of those who have lost loved ones to these health insurers
will gather outside the convention to demand solutions and answers. They
will be led by Hilda Sarkisyan, mother of 17-year-old Nataline, who died
when CIGNA delayed her liver transplant last December, and by the family of
Nicky Colombo, another 17-year-old whose life was saved only after a
coalition of RNs and bloggers pressured PacifiCare to overturn its denial.
Their stories will be remembered at a memorial wall, and in the patient
story archive online at
|SOURCE California Nurses Association|
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