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Campaign for a Healthy California Launches our 2015-16 Patient’s Bill of Rights!

We are excited to announce that the Campaign for a Healthy California has finalized our Patient Bill of Rights for the 2015-2016 legislative session! This legislative package features bills that protect patients, improve care, hold insurers and hospitals accountable, and … Continue reading

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A $10,169 blood test is everything wrong with American health care

A lipid panel is one of the most basic blood tests in modern medicine. Doctors use it to measure cholesterol levels in their patients, probably millions of times each year. This is not a procedure where some hospitals are really … Continue reading

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Majority Still Supports Single-payer Option, Poll Finds

The single-payer option – also known as Medicare for all – would create a new, government-run insurance program to replace private coverage. The system, once backed by President Obama, became one of the biggest casualties of the divisive healthcare debates … Continue reading

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Hospitals’ sale: Prime is the only buyer who can keep facilities open

By: Sharon Erlich and Donna Fischer, San Jose Mercury News For decades, registered nurses at Daughters of Charity Health System have outlasted wars, pestilence and even earthquakes to fulfill their mission of serving the indigent and the poor in the … Continue reading

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Nurses Issue Impact Report, Urge State Officials to
 Act in Public Interest and Save Daughters of Charity Hospitals

Registered nurses who work in five Daughters of Charity hospitals across California held a Sacramento press conference Wednesday urging Attorney General Kamala Harris to approve the sale of the hospitals to a buyer that has pledged to stop the threatened … Continue reading

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Integrated Single-Payer Health Care System is best approach to dealing with Ebola and future Pandemics

California Nurses Association Testifies at State Capitol on need for Single Payer This is a proud moment for California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, whose members have taken the lead in blowing the whistle for Ebola preparedness. From a die-in on … Continue reading

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Huge victory for California RNs, Caregivers, and Patients!

Follows Global Day of Action With 100,000 RNs Demanding Highest Safeguards, Contrast to Hospital Industry’s Failure to Act Following a worldwide day of actions of 100,000 registered nurses and health workers demanding substantial improvements in safeguards for the deadly Ebola … Continue reading

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