Health Care in CA Conversation: Tonight, 7pm: How is CA Coping with National Attacks on ACA?

Hank AbronsHank Abrons, LWVBAE, past president of the California chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program, (at left) and Pat Snyder, d past Legislative Consultant for the Health Care Program of the League of Women Voters of California,(below) will be the panelists at the Conversations on Health Care on Thurs, Nov 16, 7-9 pm in the League office at 2530 San Pablo Ave, Suite F, in Berkeley. The event is free, open to the public and accessible; registration not required but  if you use this link to sign up, we will know you are coming.


Pat SnyderThe panelists will share their backgrounds and experiences, discuss the current state of health care in CA, and answer questions from the audience. President Adena Ishii will lead the conversation. This event is part of a larger effort to reinvigorate the Health Team. An active Health Team will enable LWVBAE to keep up with rapidly changing health care policies and conditions and to respond promptly and effectively. Kick off this effort with us by joining this conversation. Please email if you are interested in the Health Team, and help us spread the word!

About our panelists:

Pat Snyder has worked for a single payer health care system in California for the past 14 years. She is a member of Health Care for All – California and serves as its representative to the leadership team of the Healthy California Campaign, a state wide coalition of organizations advocating for single payer health care legislation in California. She is also a member of the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, where she is the Health Care Item Chair.

In the past she has served as the Legislative Consultant for the Health Care Program of the League of Women Voters of California and as Chair of Health Care for All – Contra Costa County. She convened the chapter in 2006.

Pat holds a doctorate in Nursing from George Mason University, and served as a nurse executive at hospitals in Virginia, Maryland, and New York. She also served as adjunct faculty at the University of San Francisco.

Henry L. Abrons, MD, MPH (Hank) graduated from Harvard College in 1965 and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in 1970. He did residency and fellowship training in New York City and Chicago, and at West Virginia University where he was Associate Professor of Medicine specializing in pulmonary disease and critical care medicine until 2001. He then taught at Highland Hospital in Oakland and retired from clinical medicine in 2007 to work for health care reform. He is a board member of Physicians for a National Health Program and was president of the California chapter until 2015. Hank is a retired physician and a League member.

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