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 […]

The Intersection of Housing and Healthcare and the Fight to win Full Equality

Photo (pictured from left, with age, birthplace, generation): Michi Sakatani, 102, Kukui Haele, Hawaii, Kibei/Nisei; Yasuko Hattori, 101, Osaka, Shin Issei; Pauline Sakata, 100, Bowles, CA, Nisei; Jack Kunitomi, 100, Los Angeles, Nisei; Shigeko Kishimoto, Gardena, Kibei/Nisei; Kiyono Shigetomi, 108, Hiroshima, Issei. (Photo by Yumi Yuge) “Save Our Seniors (SOS) is an all-volunteer network of […]

Stop Evictions of Seniors During the Pandemic!

Act Now to Pass AB279 Sponsored by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi and Miguel Santiago, AB 279 was inspired by seniors and families who are fighting against evictions at the Sakura Intermediate Care Facility (ICF) in Boyle Heights, Los Angeles.  The international developer owners, Pacifica Companies, seeks to empty the building to convert it to high-rent, market-rate […]

Support AB 1400

FINALLY! A Healthcare Reform Initiative That Directly Addresses Inequality AB 1400 – The “CalCare Act” Read the AB 1400 Bill Text