By Betty Brown
This is being written as the big health care policy debate continues in Washington. It is also written from the perspective of a retired School Public Health Nurse actively engaged in the grassroots campaign for the California Universal Health Care Act (SB 810). This act has been consistently endorsed by No. CA CCDS as it is a single-payer or “Medicare for All” approach to health care reform.
The national debate has provided an opening for serious health care reform discussion, but it has taken intense grassroots lobbying efforts including threats of health professionals picketing to get single payer advocates acknowledged by the Obama Administration.