The Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Pacific Islander Communities

Take a listen: https://theworld.org/media/2021-01-29/pacific-islanders-hit-hard-covid-19 ‘Alisi Tulua, project director of the Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander COVID-19 Data Policy Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles, tells Marco Werman that while California is easing its lockdown restrictions, Native Hawaiian and Pacific islanders in the state are still experiencing high infection rates. Please visit SoCal PIRCT to […]

Single Payer in CA Would Have Reduced COVID-19 Deaths

If we are to take a simple projection of COVID-19 death comparisons between the U.S.A. and countries with Single Payer, if CA had already implemented a Single-Payer healthcare system prior to the pandemic, we could have potentially reduced COVID-19 deaths by over 60K! We cannot afford to NOT pass AB 1400. Support the Cal Care […]

Win Healthcare for All: Send a Letter to Your CA Assemblymember

Take 2 minutes to send this PREWRITTEN letter to your assemblymember: bit.ly/calcareletter2asm The historic CA healthcare reform bill, AB 1400 will be reintroduced in January! AB 1400 will deliver healthcare to ALL Californians. AB 1400, for the first time in history, will address INEQUALITY in healthcare services. Let’s get this grassroots people lobby effort going […]

Newsom Endangers Lives of CA Seniors: Vetoes AB 279

Siding with the corporate-operator-serving California Department of Public Health, California Governor Gavin Newsom parroted CDPH falsehoods to justify his support for corporate evictions of seniors from nursing homes during the ongoing pandemic as well as condoning degradation of services at such facilities. From Save Our Seniors Network, read about how Newsom completely disregarded the legislative […]

The Largest City in CA Votes to Support AB 1400 – The CalCare Act

https://patch.com/california/los-angeles/universal-healthcare-california-backed-la-city-council By a vote of 11-0, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, Los Angeles City Council passed a resolution to support Medicare-for-All in CA. This came on the heals of Healthcare-for-All Los Angeles work to win endorsements from 17 Neighborhood Councils across the City. The resolution, if signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, would officially state the […]

Building API Power to Win Healthcare Equality

PANA held an online event on July 7, 2021 addressing healthcare disparities facing Asian communities in the U.S. and discussed how the bold legislative reform bill, AB 1400, the “CalCare Act” will address these historic and systemic inequalities. Featured speakers included CA Assemblymembers Ash Kalra, Alex Lee and Miguel Santiago. Real-world stories were shared from […]

Medicare-for-All Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions See this National Nurses United webpage to see answers to common questions about “Medicare-for-All” and the vision for a Single Payer System that can bring healthcare to all in the United States! Read about the Medicare-for-All Act of 2021 here: https://jayapal.house.gov/2021/03/17/medicare-for-all/ and, here: https://jayapal.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Medicare-for-All-text.pdf

PANA/Healthcare-for-All Los Angeles Speech in Support of Seniors at Sakura ICF

https://youtu.be/Rqk5LAjJLzU   May 1, 2021: Cheng-Sim Lim speaks on behalf of PANA and Healthcare for All Los Angeles outside the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights, urging support for both AB 279 and AB 1400.     Hello everyone!  My name is Cheng-Sim Lim and I’m here on behalf of PANA-Progressive Asian network […]

PANA Calls for Passage of AB 1400

We support AB-1400 for its acknowledgement of the need for culturally, linguistically, and structurally competent care. This is a vital part of the legislation, to sensitively provide care to people of color. Translation services, prescribed diets, and other such components of care should be culturally competent to meet the physical and mental health needs of […]

CDPH: Oppose the Pacifica “Transition Plan!”

PANA statement to the California Department of Public Health calls for the rejection of Pacifica Companies’ March 29, 2021 proposal to mass evict all Japanese American and Japanese seniors aged mostly in their 90’s to 100’s out of the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles. This proposal will accelerate the deaths […]