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Tue Nov 10 2009Feminists Turn Up the Heat for Healthcare
Tue Nov 10 2009Bay Area Women React to US Congress Healthcare Bill
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 | Photos: 1 | 2 | San Francisco Radical Women
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