UDW in the News

We are hard at work to make sure that the issues that matter to caregivers and our families are covered in the media. This page will be updated frequently to include links, videos, and news articles that highlight caregivers and our clients and cover the issues that impact homecare in California.

The Affordable Care Act Is Saving Lives – Now It’s Time to Save It

The Affordable Care Act Is Saving Lives – Now It’s Time to Save It

by Pablo Ros, AFSCME, February 174, 2017 When politicians talk about repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA), they do so as if they didn’t realize that the welfare of millions of people is at stake. Obamacare, as the law is also known, has helped up to 30 million Americans afford health insurance. And it has saved countless lives. Terry Walker-Dampier was born with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the open spaces within the spine that puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. She lives in constant pain. She has suffered chronic back pain for most of her life with […]

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California Day of Action at Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s Office

Jan. 27, 2017 – Watch news footage of nearly 1,000 people from all over the state of California rallying in front of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s office, demanding that he “protect, improve and expand” programs like Medicare and Medicaid.

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Rep. Kevin McCarthy locks the door on California Medicare activists

Rep. Kevin McCarthy locks the door on California Medicare activists

By Vergil Lewis, People’s World, January 30, 2017 BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – Nearly 1,000 people from all over the state of California descended on the Bakersfield office of House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy Friday to demand that he drop plans to privatize Medicare and Medicaid and instead “protect, improve, and expand” these programs that are so vital to people in his district and across the country. The rally, called and organized by the California Alliance of Retired Americans (CARA), the California Labor Federation, and Campaign for a Healthy California, brought in busloads of a very diverse crowd, including unionists, senior activists, […]

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Healthcare advocates keep up the heat on McCarthy

Healthcare advocates keep up the heat on McCarthy

By Elizabeth Sanchez, Bakersfield.com, January 27, 2017 Hundreds of people from across California gathered in Bakersfield Friday — many arriving on buses — to express concerns to Congressman Kevin McCarthy about their future access to healthcare under a new presidential administration. People from Bakersfield, Fresno, Sacramento, Kingsburg, Riverside, San Francisco, Los Angeles and more first met up at Yokuts Park then marched to the House majority leader’s office hoping to relay one message: It’s time to “protect, improve and expand” programs like Medicare and Medicaid, not cut them. “I think it’s important our congressional representatives represent the interests of the […]

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Obamacare repeal would hit California’s Central Valley hard

Obamacare repeal would hit California's Central Valley hard

By Ed Hernandez, the LA Times, January 26, 2017 Last week, I went looking for the real Obamacare. Not the one that’s been vilified by President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, but the Obamacare that’s otherwise known as the Affordable Care Act, the one providing health coverage to more than 5 million people in California. I found it in the southern San Joaquin Valley, where the air quality ranks as the worst in the nation, where diabetes is common, where the opioid epidemic rages, where work in the agricultural fields breaks down a body before its time. I […]

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