FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HEALTH CARE ACTIVISTS PREPARE FOR MAJOR SOUTHLAND SYMPOSIUM.
As the final stage of its HEALTH CARE OPTIONS PROJECT (www.healthcareoptions.ca.gov
), California Health and Human Services will be conducting a day long symposium on Friday, February 8, at the Manhattan Beach Marriott. This is one of five such symposia to be held in cities around the state. Each
symposium will feature the unveiling of nine different proposals for creating a universal health care system in California addressing such issues as health care financing, quality and access. One of these health care proposals was written by Judy Spelman, RN.
In March, 2002 California Health and Human Services will report the results of the Health Care Options Project to the state legislature under the terms of SB 480, a bill supported by both Senator Jack O'Connell and Assemblywoman Hannah-Beth Jackson. The report, based on the findings of the Health Care Options Project, will incorporate public input gathered at the five symposia. Culminating a six-year long legislative drive spearheaded by Health Care For All - California, this HCOP report will have an important bearing on future health care legislation in California.
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