Health Care Reform

HCAN Rapid Response Actions: Finish Reform Right!

Due to the recent vote in Massachusetts, many are disheartened at the prospects for health care reform, but now, more than ever, we must rally and make our voices heard to our members of congress. This is a rapid response event for Saturday, January 23 at 11 am at Clinica Romero. We hope we can see you there to get health care reform done and done right.

Who: California Partnership and California HCAN Coalition

What: Press Conference Rally and Performance Skit

Where: Clinica Romero, 2032 Marengo St., Los Angeles Ca 90033

( Across from LAC/USC Hospital)

When: January 23, 2010, 11:00 AM

For more information call Mari Lopez at 213-369-9460.

Please click here to see the flyer


On Christmas eve, the Senate passed their health reform bill.  This marks another historic step in changing our health access system and reforming the insurance industry!  While it is not as strong as the House version, it does get the process for passage back on track.  We are continuing to fight for the most critical pieces of the bill: affordability, immigrant inclusion, excise tax, and employer contribution.


Congress continues to discuss how to finalize a bill that will reach President Obama's desk.  Obama has expressed his desire to have the bill signed before the State of the Union address in early February ... which indicates that the process will be extended.  We are still waiting to hear (like many of you) about which congressional members will actually be participating in crafting the final version of the bill along with Pelosi, Reid and the White House.


As these details for the outstanding issues are discussed we are taking advantage of this time to make a push to leadership.  Please visit to add your organization's name to the sign on letter addressed to the President and key members of congress.  There are thousands of organizations signed on already but we could use more (only 45 from CA).  Thank you to COFEM, Clinica Romero, CPEHN and Having Our Say for signing on.
Also, if your organization committed to making grasstop calls, please contact Mari Lopez, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the result of the conversation.  There is a meeting in DC with the Democratic leadership and info as to what other members have said is vital.
CANCELLED - Congressman Waxman has cancelled the Wednesday, Jan. 6th Brown Bag Conference.  He is back in DC for HCR meetings.

Next Meeting
The next HCAN in-person meeting will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 19th at 10 a.m.  To RSVP, please contact Mari Lopez at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .



Updated: January 6, 2010