American Health Care Act NOT Brought to a Vote in House of Representatives

With the hard work of our local legislative leaders and so many people who rallied, wrote, emailed, texted, and let their voices be heard, the threat of a bill that would have resulted in millions of Americans losing their comprehensive health coverage has failed to come up for a planned vote in the House of Representatives, because promoters of the bill knew it did not have the votes to pass.  Thank you to all!   #STAYLOUD.

Town Hall Meeting with Reps. Nancy Pelosi & Jackie Speier 3-25-17 Balboa High School

Town Hall Meeting with Reps. Nancy Pelosi & Jackie Speier

Please join Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Jackie Speier for a town hall meeting on Saturday, March 25th at 2:00 p.m. at Balboa High School in San Francisco.

Reps. Pelosi and Speier will discuss their work in Washington, D.C. and Democratic efforts to resist President Trump and Congressional Republicans' agenda to pass TrumpCare and push millions off their health coverage, to embolden polluters by dismantling environmental protections, to instill fear in immigrant communities, and to enact an immoral budget that fails to meet the needs of the American people.

Space is limited, and registration is required. Doors open at 1:15 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear t-shirts or bring signs opposing the Trump and Congressional Republican agenda.

Public transportation is strongly encouraged. Balboa High School is located  two blocks from the Balboa BART Station, and the following Muni lines are within two blocks of the school: street cars M, K & J; and bus routes 29, 43, 49, 54 & 8. There is limited street parking.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

 

Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM (PDT)

Balboa High School Auditorium
1000 Cayuga Avenue
(Enter Auditorium at corner of Onondaga & Otsego)
San Francisco, CA 94112

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House Republicans Propose Drastic Reductions in Health Coverage

Yesterday, the non partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of the American Health Care Act, pieces of which have already passed out of two committees in the House of Representatives, but which has not been voted on by the full House or Senate.  According to the CBO analysis, if this plan was implemented, 14 million people nationally would lose their health coverage in 2018, increasing to 24 million in 2026.  This bill would be a major setback to our progress towards coverage for all, and SFCCC has and will continue to communicate our strong objections to the bill to our elected representatives. 

The Alliance for Boys and Men of Color Offers Webinar on Community Based Solutions to Heal Trauma

Expanding Community-based Solutions to Heal Trauma

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. PT / 2:30 P.M. - 3:30 P.M. ET

Often, youth of color are punished in the classroom, workplace, penal system and in community for misunderstood behaviors that are natural responses to trauma. The Alliance for Boys and Men of Color invites you to a webinar that will discuss: 

  • the negative impacts youth and families of color experience when public systems neglect to use trauma-informed practices and upstream strategies to promote healing and prevent trauma in communities;
  • the uses and limitations of dominant social science research on trauma;
  • methodologies that meaningfully reflect the lives of the populations we serve; and
  • identifying behavioral responses to trauma and how to use that information to create policy and systems change that can address a misguided reliance on medication and the penal system, to heal people and communities. 

Please join us on March 22nd for this powerful discussion! 

Featured Speakers: 
Dalila Butler, PolicyLink (moderator) 
Kanwarpal Dhaliwal, RYSE

To register:

  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7344245472746611459

Join Mayor Lee and other California Mayors For A Day Of Action To Preserve The Affordable Care Act

ince the Affordable Care Act was passed in 2010, California residents have benefited in staggering numbers. As a result of the ACA, more than 5 million Californians have access to healthcare, some $20 billion has been infused into the state’s healthcare system, and statewide, our uninsured rates have dropped to historic lows — from more than 17 percent to nearly 7 percent.

As Mayors from across the state, we are proud to be among the California cities that supported the ACA from its inception, and we are uniting together in support of this landmark law.

Prior to the passage of the ACA, insurance companies could deny coverage to residents who suffered from cancer, HIV or depression. Simply being a woman could result in more expensive insurance rates.

Previously, health insurance providers offered a patchwork of benefits, with no national standard for quality. We lacked annual caps on out-of-pocket expenses, and exorbitant healthcare costs were a leading factor in personal bankruptcies. The ACA helped set new standards for comprehensive insurance products and protections against catastrophic costs.

If the ACA is repealed without a substantive replacement, public and private hospitals will suffer, local government costs will increase, and of course, our residents will lose quality coverage.

Despite the prospect of those devastating consequences, some California Congressional members remain intent on dismantling the law to the detriment of California’s economy and our residents’ health and well-being.

Tomorrow, February 22, is a nationwide Mayors’ Day of Action on healthcare and the ACA. We are asking you to join us as we urge those members of Congress to support access to healthcare for all. Help us protect the progress we have made on healthcare access.

We’ll be hosting a virtual phone bank, where residents can seek out contact information for California’s Congressional Representatives. That virtual phone bank can be accessed at bit.ly/2lDvQVB.

We must remind our delegates that their votes affect us and that we are all in this together. Congressional Representatives who undermine the ACA are not only voting against the health of their constituents, but the health of all Californians.

When we work together, Californians can accomplish great feats. We’re confident that standing together, we can save the ACA.

Edwin M. Lee
Mayor of San Francisco

Carol Dutra-Vernaci
Mayor of Union City

Christopher Cabaldon
Mayor of West Sacramento

Eric Garcetti
Mayor of Los Angeles

Helene Schneider
Mayor of Santa Barbara

Libby Schaaf
Mayor of Oakland

Robb Davis
Mayor City of Davis

Sam Liccardo
Mayor of San Jose

#Health4All Today! Facebook Live with Immigration Attorneys!

TODAY, February 21 at 6pm (PT) we're going LIVE on FB & Instagram to answer your questions about immigration with UndocuMediaSons and Brothers, and The California Endowment

Immigration attorneys Rebecca Medina, and Salomon Zavala, as well as Iván Ceja & Justino Mora of UnDocumedia will be available to answer your questions about Executive Orders, the redefinition of "Criminal" within the immigration system, #KnowYourRights & any other questions you might have. There will be English and Spanish question and answer sessions. Please find the event and registration details below. Stay informed! #StayLoud!

REGISTER: HERE

SUBJECT: Facebook Live with Immigration Attorneys

Q&A in English at 6:00 PM (PT) 
Q&A in Spanish at 6:30 PM (PT)

DATE: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

TIME: English 6:00pm - 6:30pm / Spanish 6:30pm - 7:00pm

PANEL:

Ivan Ceja, UndocuMedia

Justino Mora, UndocuMedia

Attorney Rebecca Medina, Law Offices of Attorney Rebecca Medina

Attorney Salomon Zavala, Ollin Law

CHANNELS:

California Endowment, Facebook

Sons & Brothers, Facebook & Instagram

UndocuMedia, Facebook & Instagram
 

Sincerely,

The #Health4All Team
Health4Allca.org

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Women's Community Clinic Now a Healthy San Francisco site!

As with all SFCCC member clinics, Women's Community Clinic continues to help people enroll in health care coverage through Covered California, Medi-Cal and other programs. For those not eligible for federally funded programs, Healthy San Francisco is available to offer access to care.  You can now sign up for Healthy San Francisco at Women's Community Clinic: Call415-820-7380 to make an enrollment appointment.

Training for Millenials on Advocating for Health Care Coverage

Young Invincibles is a national organization working to engage young adults on issues such as higher education, health care, and jobs. They are launching a new monthly activist bootcamp series and the first training, which will focus on protecting Millennials’ health care, is scheduled for this upcoming Wednesday, February 15th at 5pm ET.

From Young Invincibles:

Never been to a town hall? Don't know what questions to ask your member of Congress? Can’t make it to an in-person event and need support to take action online or over the phone? No worries! We've got you covered. This training will provide you the information and tools you need to resist efforts to drive up health care costs and take coverage away from tens of millions of people.

 

Our efforts this month are absolutely critical to protecting health care for our generation. Whether your member of Congress is working hard to protect health care or they want to go back to the days of insurance companies calling the shots, they need to hear from you.

 

RSVP here to join next week's training.

 

 

 

 

 

SFCCC Is Accepting Applications for a Bilingual Outreach Worker

Join our successful team as we help homeless people to connect to health care.

Street Outreach Services (SOS)

Street Outreach Services (SOS) is the mobile outreach component of SFCCC’s Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) program.  SOS provides high quality, non-judgmental health services directly to homeless people in places where they live and congregate.  Traveling in a medical van to sites throughout San Francisco, the SOS team of doctors, nurses, outreach workers, students, and volunteers creates “clinics without walls,” at locations where homeless people live and congregate, e.g., at soup kitchens, on city streets, in parks, and under freeways.  SOS provides urgent medical care, health education, and linkages to primary care and other needed services. 

 The SOS Outreach Worker will operate outreach vehicles and provide outreach services to homeless persons and their companion animals in San Francisco.  A 2-year commitment is preferred.

 

For more details please see:

 

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/hea/5952452133.html

SFDPH and SFCCC Re-Affirm Dedication to Serving all those in Need of Care

  

See below for letter from Barbara Garcia, Director of Health, San Francisco Department of Public Health

 

 

City and County of San Francisco

Edwin M. Lee

Mayor

San Francisco Department of Public Health

Barbara A. Garcia, MPA

Director of Health

 

27 January 2017

 

To: All DPH Staff and Community Partners

From: Barbara Garcia, Director of Health

Re: Re-Affirming Immigrant Access to Care in San Francisco

 

Some of you may have heard that there was a concerning incident yesterday, when agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appeared at Good Samaritan Family Resource Center in the Mission District.  According to news reports, immigration officials said it was not a raid, but that they were attempting to find a convicted sex offender wanted for deportation at an address nearby.

We don’t know all the details of what happened, and why. But we do know that the visit was very rattling to the staff at Good Samaritan and to the broader community based organizations and immigrant community. Coming on the heels of President Trump signing executive orders to set in motion building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and to strip federal funding from sanctuary cities, this brief visit by ICE sounds an alarm for many members of our community.

At the Health Department, our mission has not changed. We are dedicated to serving all those in need of care, without regard to immigration or insurance status. The Mayor has pledged that San Francisco always will be a sanctuary city.

We are working with community organizations, the Mayor’s office and other city agencies to ensure that all San Franciscans, including immigrants, continue to access services in their communities. We are consulting with the City Attorney to make sure we have the strongest legal advice moving forward.

Please help us get the message out to all providers in the community. Share this information, especially with staff in the community clinics. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. 

We will be collecting your questions and concerns and continuing to support you. Please refer any questions to post-election@sfdph.org

Thank you for all you do every day for our community.

Barbara A. Garcia

 

 

 

City and County of San Francisco

Edwin M. Lee

Mayor

San Francisco Department of Public Health

Barbara A. Garcia, MPA

Director of Health

 

27 January 2017

 

To: All DPH Staff and Community Partners

From: Barbara Garcia, Director of Health

Re: Re-Affirming Immigrant Access to Care in San Francisco

 

Some of you may have heard that there was a concerning incident yesterday, when agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appeared at Good Samaritan Family Resource Center in the Mission District.  According to news reports, immigration officials said it was not a raid, but that they were attempting to find a convicted sex offender wanted for deportation at an address nearby.

We don’t know all the details of what happened, and why. But we do know that the visit was very rattling to the staff at Good Samaritan and to the broader community based organizations and immigrant community. Coming on the heels of President Trump signing executive orders to set in motion building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and to strip federal funding from sanctuary cities, this brief visit by ICE sounds an alarm for many members of our community.

At the Health Department, our mission has not changed. We are dedicated to serving all those in need of care, without regard to immigration or insurance status. The Mayor has pledged that San Francisco always will be a sanctuary city.

We are working with community organizations, the Mayor’s office and other city agencies to ensure that all San Franciscans, including immigrants, continue to access services in their communities. We are consulting with the City Attorney to make sure we have the strongest legal advice moving forward.

Please help us get the message out to all providers in the community. Share this information, especially with staff in the community clinics. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. 

We will be collecting your questions and concerns and continuing to support you. Please refer any questions to post-election@sfdph.org

Thank you for all you do every day for our community.

Barbara A. Garcia

 

 

 

City and County of San Francisco

Edwin M. Lee

Mayor

San Francisco Department of Public Health

Barbara A. Garcia, MPA

Director of Health

 

27 January 2017

 

To: All DPH Staff and Community Partners

From: Barbara Garcia, Director of Health

Re: Re-Affirming Immigrant Access to Care in San Francisco

 

Some of you may have heard that there was a concerning incident yesterday, when agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appeared at Good Samaritan Family Resource Center in the Mission District.  According to news reports, immigration officials said it was not a raid, but that they were attempting to find a convicted sex offender wanted for deportation at an address nearby.

We don’t know all the details of what happened, and why. But we do know that the visit was very rattling to the staff at Good Samaritan and to the broader community based organizations and immigrant community. Coming on the heels of President Trump signing executive orders to set in motion building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and to strip federal funding from sanctuary cities, this brief visit by ICE sounds an alarm for many members of our community.

At the Health Department, our mission has not changed. We are dedicated to serving all those in need of care, without regard to immigration or insurance status. The Mayor has pledged that San Francisco always will be a sanctuary city.

We are working with community organizations, the Mayor’s office and other city agencies to ensure that all San Franciscans, including immigrants, continue to access services in their communities. We are consulting with the City Attorney to make sure we have the strongest legal advice moving forward.

Please help us get the message out to all providers in the community. Share this information, especially with staff in the community clinics. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. 

We will be collecting your questions and concerns and continuing to support you. Please refer any questions to post-election@sfdph.org

Thank you for all you do every day for our community.

Barbara A. Garcia

 

 

 

City and County of San Francisco

Edwin M. Lee

Mayor

San Francisco Department of Public Health

Barbara A. Garcia, MPA

Director of Health

 

27 January 2017

 

To: All DPH Staff and Community Partners

From: Barbara Garcia, Director of Health

Re: Re-Affirming Immigrant Access to Care in San Francisco

 

Some of you may have heard that there was a concerning incident yesterday, when agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appeared at Good Samaritan Family Resource Center in the Mission District.  According to news reports, immigration officials said it was not a raid, but that they were attempting to find a convicted sex offender wanted for deportation at an address nearby.

We don’t know all the details of what happened, and why. But we do know that the visit was very rattling to the staff at Good Samaritan and to the broader community based organizations and immigrant community. Coming on the heels of President Trump signing executive orders to set in motion building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and to strip federal funding from sanctuary cities, this brief visit by ICE sounds an alarm for many members of our community.

At the Health Department, our mission has not changed. We are dedicated to serving all those in need of care, without regard to immigration or insurance status. The Mayor has pledged that San Francisco always will be a sanctuary city.

We are working with community organizations, the Mayor’s office and other city agencies to ensure that all San Franciscans, including immigrants, continue to access services in their communities. We are consulting with the City Attorney to make sure we have the strongest legal advice moving forward.

Please help us get the message out to all providers in the community. Share this information, especially with staff in the community clinics. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. 

We will be collecting your questions and concerns and continuing to support you. Please refer any questions to post-election@sfdph.org

Thank you for all you do every day for our community.

Barbara A. Garcia

 

 

 

City and County of San Francisco

Edwin M. Lee

Mayor

San Francisco Department of Public Health

Barbara A. Garcia, MPA

Director of Health

 

27 January 2017

 

To: All DPH Staff and Community Partners

From: Barbara Garcia, Director of Health

Re: Re-Affirming Immigrant Access to Care in San Francisco

 

Some of you may have heard that there was a concerning incident yesterday, when agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) appeared at Good Samaritan Family Resource Center in the Mission District.  According to news reports, immigration officials said it was not a raid, but that they were attempting to find a convicted sex offender wanted for deportation at an address nearby.

We don’t know all the details of what happened, and why. But we do know that the visit was very rattling to the staff at Good Samaritan and to the broader community based organizations and immigrant community. Coming on the heels of President Trump signing executive orders to set in motion building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and to strip federal funding from sanctuary cities, this brief visit by ICE sounds an alarm for many members of our community.

At the Health Department, our mission has not changed. We are dedicated to serving all those in need of care, without regard to immigration or insurance status. The Mayor has pledged that San Francisco always will be a sanctuary city.

We are working with community organizations, the Mayor’s office and other city agencies to ensure that all San Franciscans, including immigrants, continue to access services in their communities. We are consulting with the City Attorney to make sure we have the strongest legal advice moving forward.

Please help us get the message out to all providers in the community. Share this information, especially with staff in the community clinics. We will continue to provide updates as more information becomes available. 

We will be collecting your questions and concerns and continuing to support you. Please refer any questions to post-election@sfdph.org

Thank you for all you do every day for our community.

Barbara A. Garcia

National Immigration Law Center Offers Webinar on Threats to Immigrants

Join NILC and other advocates tomorrow, Thursday, January 26, from 1 to 2 p.m. Pacific/4 to 5 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss Trump’s executive orders on immigration and how they may be resisted.  We will be covering:
 
• Threats to take funds away from “sanctuary” cities.
• A vastly expanded immigration enforcement regime that includes the return of S-Comm and new enforcement priorities.
• Suspending visas for people from majority-Muslim countries and suspending refugee admissions.
Border militarization issues, including the construction of a border wall.
• The future of the DACA program.

To register for the webinar, complete and submit this online form:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4256183503096683009.

Message from Covered California: One Week Left to Enroll!

Note: Medi-Cal is open all year round: this message is about Covered California only:

ONE WEEK LEFT to enroll in health care coverage for 2017!

Having health insurance in place to help cover the cost of ‘life’s unexpected moments’ provides financial protection for you and your family and will give you peace of mind knowing you'll have it when you need it!

Need Help?

NOTE: We know there is a lot of discussion in the media about the recent federal election, but rest assured, Covered California is still here for you. We encourage you to enroll in a plan that best fits your health care needs and to avoid the penalty, which will still be in effect for 2017. Once enrolled, financial assistance and rates will not be affected for 2017 coverage. We will keep you informed of any changes in the future.
 

Patients at Rally on MLK Weekend Tell Compelling Stories of How the ACA Has Saved Lives

While Congress took preliminary steps to repeal aspects of the Affordable Care Act without a new plan to protect millions of Americans, including those with pre-existing conditions,  a rally held at San Francisco City Hall on Sunday January 15, 2017 focused on the impact on patients.   A single mom spoke about getting cancer treatments that kept her alive and able to care for her child when she received an ovarian cancer diagnosis in her early 40's.  Another mother spoke about her son, a previously healthy medical student, who had a stroke at age 25 and would not have received life saving treatment without the ACA provision that allowed her to keep him on her insurance.

 

 

Governor's Proposed Budget Preserves Medi-Cal

Governor Brown released his proposed budget for 2017-18 yesterday.  In the midst of uncertainty about Federal funding for the Affordable Care Act and the Medicaid program, Governor Brown chose to stand firm about maintaining California's Medi-Cal expansion and the relatively new state funded Medi-Cal coverage for undocumented children.

While we applaud this signal that California will try to maintain the progress in health coverage for Californians we recognize that by the time of the Governor's May revision of the budget,  changes in the Federal situation could lead to unfortunate changes in the Governor's forecast.

For now, our duty is to continue to let our policy makers know that we cannot go back on the gains in health coverage.  To keep up to date and weigh in on important news about budget and policy matters that impact the state of health care in California, please join California Health +Advocates: 

http://capca.nationbuilder.com/become_an_advocate

Covered California Extends Deadline for February 1 coverage!

Covered California announced today that they are extending the key enrollment deadline for consumers who want their coverage to start on February 1, 2017! Consumers have until midnight on Friday, January 20 to enroll in coverage that will start on February 1.

Please go to www.coveredca.com for more information.

Also, please note that Consumers have until January 31, 2017 to enroll in coverage that begins March 1, 2017.  Medi-Cal is always open for enrollment.