Posts Tagged Health Care

Celebrating our victories of the past, present, and future

Celebrating our victories of the past, present, and future

A message from UDW Executive Director Doug Moore: This is a season that is all about reflection and gratitude for everything we have in our lives. We gather with loved ones and leave behind the old while welcoming in the new. As we look forward to 2014, let’s take a moment to reflect on some of our victories and successes from the last year: We won raises and better health benefits for homecare providers in several UDW counties. We opened new offices for caregivers in San Diego and Santa Maria, saving our members money and planting our roots firmly in […]

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Second opinion: Will Obamacare streamline care for disabled people?

By: Megan Burks, Dec. 9, 2013 Second Opinion is a weekly Q-and-A series that answers questions from San Diegans on the Affordable Care Act. Ask yours here The Question: Will the Affordable Care Act streamline care for people with disabilities? Christina Mitchell is a graduate student studying nonprofit leadership at the University of San Diego. She says she was born a volunteer, and grew even more passionate about giving back when she became a single mother at 18 and relied on welfare benefits to make ends meet. “You realize very quickly that we have to help each other,” Mitchell said. “Volunteering […]

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The Obamacare success stories you haven’t been hearing about

The Obamacare success stories you haven't been hearing about

Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times,  3:45 PM PST, November 25, 2013 …. Holzman and Vezina are exactly the type of people Obamacare is designed to help–indeed, rescue from the cold, hard world of individual health insurance of the past. That was a world where even an undiagnosed condition might render you uninsurable. Where your insurance could be canceled after you got sick or had an accident. Where your financial health was at risk as much as your physical well-being. Read more

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AFSCME seeks cure for interpreter deficiency in California

AFSCME seeks cure for interpreter deficiency in California

by Clyde Weiss  |  November 26, 2013  |  AFSCME Blog Imagine going to a hospital for treatment but your first language isn’t English and you have trouble understanding the doctors. That’s the case of one in five residents of California, where there are not enough language interpreters to assist all patients who have trouble making themselves understood in English. Today, members of UDW Homecare Providers/AFSCME Local 3930 hope to change that. Working through a group called Interpreting for California – with the involvement of more than 40 organizations statewide – they nearly fulfilled their ambitions last year. The union spent a year […]

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San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties celebrate their first annual health and resource fair

San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties celebrate their first annual health and resource fair

November, 9, 2013 Dozens of UDW caregivers, clients, and community members turned out for our first annual Health and Resource Fair in Santa Maria over the weekend. The fair–which provided free blood pressure and glucosamine screening tests, flu shots, citizenship resources, door prizes, entertainment, and more–is sure to become an annual favorite among UDW caregivers and our community members of all ages!               UDW thanks all the volunteers and vendors who made our first Health Fair a great success. Click here to view photo album from this event.  

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