It has been a long time since LWVBAE has held a conversation on health care. The issue is particularly relevant at a time when lives and communities have been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Besides exposing vulnerabilities in our healthcare and public health systems, the pandemic has laid bare the health inequities that underlie systemic racism, and forced our elected officials to propose state budget cuts that could have devastating consequences for seniors, people with disabilities, and low-income and minority populations.
The LWV Health Care Reform Network, an informal interest group of League members across the country, has been holding monthly discussions to examine ways to address the aspirations expressed in the LWVUS Position on Health Care: “. . . that a basic level of quality health care at an affordable cost should be available to all U.S. residents.” (1993, in Impact on Issues 2018-2020, pp. 78-81).
The Health Care Reform Network will host a caucus on health care on Wednesday, June 24 at 5 PM PDT in conjunction with the LWVUS National Convention. All LWVBAE members are invited to participate. Click here for information and a link to register for FREE.
Interested LWVBAE members are encouraged to sign up, regardless of whether they are delegates to the Convention.
–Ruby MacDonald, President LWVBAE
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