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Press Releases

STATEMENT: UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan on the Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill

September 22, 2017

The Graham-Cassidy bill is yet another incredibly shortsighted health care bill. Patients and those who care for them deserve better.

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Dialysis Patient Safety Act to Continue After Stakeholder Meetings

September 8, 2017

California State Senator Ricardo Lara announced today plans to hold SB 349 back from a vote in this Assembly session, in order meet with stakeholders to strengthen the bill for when the legislature reconvenes later in the year. We’ll continue to work with him to transform the dialysis industry in California so that dialysis caregivers like registered nurses and patient care technicians can provide the best possible care for their patients.

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Statement: UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan on Speaker Rendon’s Call for Health Care for All

August 24, 2017

UNAC/UHCP is proud to support Speaker Anthony Rendon’s efforts to deliver universal healthcare to Californians by engaging legislators and stakeholders in a comprehensive legislative process.

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Statement: UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan on Charlottesville Violence

August 15, 2017

A Nazi march in support of a Confederate monument in the year 2017 is a frightening flashback to an ugly side in our country’s past that has been unacceptable for decades.

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Statement: UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan on the Motion to Proceed Vote

July 24, 2017

Instead of crafting Trumpcare legislation that gives us improved health care outcomes, the Senate Republicans have drafted another incredibly shortsighted health care bill. Millions will lose health insurance if this bill becomes law.

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Statement: UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan on the New Senate Health Care Bill

July 13, 2017

Instead of crafting Trumpcare legislation that gives us improved health care outcomes, the Senate Republicans have drafted another incredibly shortsighted health care bill. Millions will lose health insurance if this bill becomes law.

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Dialysis RNs and Patient Care Technicians Respond to Editorial Full of Industry Lies and Misinformation

July 3, 2017

The Los Angeles News Group ran an editorial this weekend in a number of its newspapers titled “Unions Playing Politics with Dialysis Patients’ Lives.” The editorial was filled with lies and misinformation which seem to be regurgitated from dialysis industry talking points. The fact is that the staffing requirements, minimum transition times between patients to reduce the spread of infection, and inspection requirements for chronic dialysis clinics called for in SB 349 are firmly rooted not only in common sense but a solid body of evidence from decades’ worth of peer-reviewed scientific studies.

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Lifesaving Dialysis Ratios One Step Closer to Law after State Assembly Health Committee Votes in Favor

June 27, 2017

By passing the Dialysis Patient Safety Act (SB 349) today, the California State Assembly Health Committee advanced legislation to protect the lives of Californians who rely on life-saving dialysis treatments.

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UNAC/UHCP’s Jimmy Gomez Headed to Congress

June 6, 2017

After a hard-fought election, former UNAC/UHCP Legislative and Political Director Jimmy Gomez is headed to Washington, DC, to represent the constituents of California’s 34th Congressional District.

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State Senate Takes Key Step to Save Lives of California Dialysis Patients

May 31, 2017

By passing the Dialysis Patient Safety Act (SB 349) today, the California State Senate took a key step in protecting the lives of 66,000 Californians who rely on thrice-weekly dialysis treatments in 560 clinics around the state to stay alive.

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