What we do
The Health Care Team is a forum for learning and discussion on healthcare reform. In 1993, the LWV adopted a position on health care that remains aspirational. Interested League members at many levels are striving through education and advocacy to fulfill the League’s position. The Health Care Team intends to participate in this effort in collaboration with other Leagues.
- Team history
The LWVBAE Health Care Team was an active participant in statewide efforts to support the California Universal Healthcare Act (SB 840) and successor bills from around 2006 until 2013 when comprehensive health reform legislation failed to get re-introduced. The Team was reactivated in January, 2021.
- National League position
Promote a health care system for the United States that provides affordable access to a basic level of quality care for all U.S. residents, including behavioral health that is integrated with and achieves parity with the physical health care system. (A Guide to Public Policy Positions 2020 – 2021. Page 15: Healthcare Summary.)
The Health Care Team meets monthly on the 4th Tuesday at 7 PM. See Calendar for details.