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.

Low-income Californians will be hit hard by proposed American Health Care Act changes

Low-income Californians will be hit hard by proposed American Health Care Act changes

Barbara Anderson, The Fresno Bee, March 22 The federal health care plan being pushed by President Trump that would repeal the Affordable Care Act would have devastating effects financially to the medical safety net and on people’s health in the central San Joaquin Valley, said dozens who spoke at a state Assembly Health Care Committee hearing at Fresno City Hall on Wednesday. From a self-employed couple who got health care through Covered California (the state’s health care exchange) to mothers of severely handicapped adult children on Medi-Cal, people lined up at the three-hour hearing to express their concern over the […]

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Constituents Hold Candlelight Vigil at Congressman Issa’s House

Constituents Hold Candlelight Vigil at Congressman Issa's House

About 200 residents held a candlelight vigil at CA Republican Congressman Darrell Issa’s house in Vista, CA

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Protesters march in support of health care and immigration

Protesters march in support of health care and immigration

By Sonia Lemus and Becca Romo, The Runner, February 24, 2017 Over 150 protesters met behind the Miyoshi Restaurant on Town and Country Lane on Wednesday, Feb. 23 to walk to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s home. The protesters wanted McCarthy to attend Town Hall meetings to support the Affordable Care Act and provide protection for the immigrant community. “We are asking Congressman McCarthy to show courage,” said  Francisco Martinez, a member of Faith in the Valley Service Employees International Union. The protesters walked through the Edgewater apartments area and held a quick program where community leaders and residents were […]

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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 17, 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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