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February 13, 2007 > OneCareNow campaign

OneCareNow campaign

The League of Women Voters of Fremont, Newark and Union City is participating in OneCareNow, a grass roots campaign to educate Californians about the deplorable state of health care in California and what can be done about it. Over 7 million Californians do not have insurance, and many more are underinsured.

"The League of Women Voters of California and the League of Women Voters of Fremont, Newark and Union City, along with thousands of others, support single payer universal health care as a viable solution for all Californians," says Miriam Keller, President of LWVFNUC.

The OneCareNow campaign is holding health care awareness activities in 365 cities throughout California. The campaign started in August 2006 and will continue until August 2007. Every day for 365 days, one city in California will be asked to support the concept of making sure that all Californians have health care. February 12, 2007 is the day devoted to Newark, May 5th is Union City's day and the local league is planning an aggressive outreach event for July 29, 2007 in Fremont.

We support Senate Bill 840, titled "The California Health Insurance Reliability Act", authored by Senator Sheila Kuehl. "This landmark legislation provides fiscally sound, affordable and comprehensive coverage via single payer universal health insurance for all Californians," says Syeda Yunus, LWVFNUC Healthcare Specialist.

The League just completed a cable program where we interviewed Andrew McGuire, Director of the OneCareNow Campaign and Dr. Jacob Eapen, a physician who serves on the Board of Washington Hospital. These distinguished guests discussed the pros and cons of the Health Care various proposals and SB 840 clearly stood out as the better option. The program will air on Comcast's Cable Channels 27 in Newark/29 in Fremont on Wednesdays @ 7:30 p.m. Please review the program for further details about their discussion.

If you would like further information about this or other League activities, please contact Syeda Yunus, srjunus@yahoo.com, 510-206-8158 or John R. Smith, jsmith1152@aol.com, 510-794-5783.

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