SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

San Francisco | Health, Housing, and Public Services | Womyn | Front Page

Tue Nov 10 2009 Bay Area Women React to US Congress Healthcare Bill
Feminists Turn Up the Heat for Healthcare While news headlines declared the the US House of Representatives' healthcare legislation "historic" and a cause for great joy, many in the San Francisco bay area are asking: Who is celebrating whose healthcare coverage?

Women reacted to a national plan that will not provide insurance for undocumented immigrants or extend federal funds for abortions, saying that it echoes the right-wing’s racist and sexist agenda. They expressed disappointment that the House Bill also repeals the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) by 2013. Many children now covered by CHIP would be moved into programs largely driven by insurance companies.

The morning following the passage of the bill, women in San Francisco led the rallying cry for "healthcare not warfare" in demonstrations on the steps of City Hall and in front of Speaker Pelosi's and Senator Feinstein's respective homes.

On November 12th, the San Francisco branch of Radical Women will hold a roundtable discussion to address the question: "What will it take to achieve affordable quality healthcare for all?" Featured speakers will be Barbara Commins, a nurse from Single Payer Now, Tiffany Ng, a youth organizer with Chinese Progressive Association and Andrea Weever, a disabled rights activist.

Event Announcement | photo Photos: 1 | 2 | San Francisco Radical Women

10/21/14 SCPD Officers Beat and Tase Man Exhibiting Erratic Behavior Near Court House   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/15/14 Massive Pollution of Water Supply Shows Big Oil's Power in California   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley
10/15/14 UCSC Student Withdraws from University Citing UC's Connection to War Profiteering   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/14/14 Petition Initiated at UCSC Due to Inadequate Housing Also Opposes Upper Campus Expansion   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/07/14 Community Members Oppose Construction of New McDonald's in Downtown Watsonville   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/07/14 Legal Settlement Allows Park Service Marine Wilderness Restoration to Begin at Point Reyes   Environment & Forest Defense | North Bay / Marin
10/06/14 Pomo Leaders, AIM Elders and Environmental Activists Shut Down Caltrans Construction   Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | North Coast | California
10/06/14 Movement to End Capital Punishment Growing   Police State and Prisons | Peninsula
10/05/14 Police Brutality Victims Demand San Francisco Giants Take Stand on Cultural Appropriation   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice
10/05/14 Tenant Facing Eviction Hands Out "Eviction Protection" Condoms at Folsom Street Fair   Health, Housing, and Public Services | LGBTI / Queer | Arts + Action
10/04/14 Salinas Police Release Names of Officers Who Killed Residents in 2014   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia