Rep. Karen Bass to Join Coalition of Patients, Healthcare Workers, Other Community Health Providers to Fight Devastating “

Coalition to Launch Actions to Protect Medicare and Medi-Cal Funding

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif) will join a coalition of SEIU United Healthcare Workers West (SEIU-UHW) members and frontline community health providers in urging Congress to protect Medicaid (Medi-Cal) and Medicare funding and programs on Wed., Nov. 9 at 1 pm at St. Vincent Medical Center in downtown Los Angeles.

Currently Congress is considering whether to cut an additional $500 billion or more from Medicaid and Medicare, with a vote pending later this month.


      Launch of events calling on Congress to protect Medi-Cal and Medicare


U.S. Rep. and former Speaker of the California Assembly, Karen Bass;
SEIU-UHW healthcare members; St. John's Well Child and Family Center;
Daughters of Charity St. Vincent Medical Center; other healthcare providers and patients


Wednesday, November 9, 2011, 1 pm


St. Vincent Medical Center, 2131 W. 3rd St., Los Angeles, CA

“I oppose denying people the basic human right to healthcare, yet Republicans in Congress propose that we cut benefits for millions of seniors, people with disabilities and children who need lifesaving care. Eliminating essential care to our nation’s most vulnerable populations would not only jeopardize the health of our country, but also potentially millions of jobs that we cannot afford to lose at this crucial time,” said Rep. Bass.

Wednesday’s event will kick off a series of actions statewide where SEIU-UHW healthcare members are joining with healthcare providers, patients and advocates to protect Medicare and Medi-Cal.


Saint Francis Memorial Hospital, San Francisco: Thurs., Nov. 10 at 1 PM
California Hospital Medical Center, Los Angeles: Fri., Nov. 11 at 10 AM
Bakersfield Memorial Hospital, Bakersfield: Mon., Nov. 14 at 10 AM


Roshin Mathew, 213-309-0314
St. Vincent Medical Center/Daughters of Charity Health System
Sharon Greengold, 213-265-6618

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