LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26. 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by Union of American Physicians and Dentists:
EVENT: Los Angeles Press Conference in Support of State Assembly 51 Candidate Dr. Ron Birnbaum and Single Payer Healthcare in California (SB 562)
DATE OF EVENT: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
TIME OF EVENT: 12pm – 12:30 pm
LOCATION: On the steps of LAC-USC Medical Center, 2051 Marengo St, Los Angeles, CA 90033. The steps are on Marengo between Britannia and N. Cummings.
PARTICIPANTS: Dr. Stuart Bussey, President of the Union of American Physicians and Dentists (UAPD), Assembly Candidate Dr. Ron Birnbaum, and representatives of the California Nurses Association.
DETAILS: President Trump and his fellow Republicans are poised for another defeat this week in their second attempt to gut Obamacare. However, they can and likely will restart the same process in October. The people of California are not willing to sit by and let Washington decide who will have access to healthcare. Doctors are standing up for SB 562, the Healthy California Act, which will create a statewide single payer healthcare system that covers all. Doctors are also supporting single payer advocate and UAPD-member Dr. Ron Birnbaum for Assembly District 51. We need another doctor in the Assembly to break through the gridlock that has stalled the progress of this lifesaving bill.
UAPD, a labor union that represents thousands of doctors in California, is the first doctor association not explicitly organized around health care access to come out in favor of single payer healthcare. We are proud to stand beside the nurses of the California Nurses Association, who have long supported this reform.
SOURCE Union of American Physicians and Dentists