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Press Releases

Statement: Jettie Deden-Castillo, NP, Statement on the Overuse of Medical Exemptions From Childhood Vaccinations

November 9, 2017

UNAC/UHCP Treasurer Jettie Deden-Castillo, NP, released the following statement on the Los Angeles Times editorial from November 8, 2017, regarding the sharp increase in medical exemptions from vaccination: “When California passed legislation to ensure school children would be vaccinated, it was a victory for public health. As thoroughly debunked theories about the role of vaccines […]

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RELEASE: #NotSilenced, St. Francis Registered Nurses, Faith Leaders and Elected Officials Hold “Roselight Vigil” for Patient Care

November 1, 2017

Dozens of registered nurses employed by St. Francis Medical Center held a “roselight vigil” tonight for patient care at the hospital. They faced St. Francis Medical Center together and prayed by the light of plastic red roses which lit up the dusk.

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STATEMENT: Denise Duncan Statement on Failure to Reauthorize CHIP

October 5, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Jeff Rogers, Communications Specialist Jeff.Rogers@unacuhcp.org | 909-263-7230 LOS ANGELES, CA — UNAC/UHCP President Denise Duncan, RN, issued the following statement on the failure to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program by the September 30 deadline: “It is critical that Congress prioritizes funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to ensure […]

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STATEMENT: Senate Republicans Pull Graham-Cassidy

September 26, 2017

UNAC/UHCP opposed the Graham-Cassidy bill because it would have resulted in a loss of health care access for tens of millions of Americans. Patients and those who care for them deserve better. We hope that leaders in the Senate can now get back to finding ways to stabilize the Affordable Care Act.

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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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