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Town hall meeting to examine state health care bill

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A free Town Hall Meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Nevada Theatre in Nevada City. Community members can learn more about the Healthy California Act/Senate Bill 562, guaranteeing healthcare to all Californians, which was approved by the State Senate Health Committee on April 26. It is now moving through the Calfiornia State Legislature. The event will start off with the informative documentary, "Now Is The Time." At 6:45 p.m., KVMR, 89.5 FM, will begin to broadcast live from the meeting. Keynote speaker, Michael Lighty, director of public policy for National Nurses United, California Nurses Assoc. and one of the authors of this bill, will explain SB 562. Next, Lighty will be joined by a panel of distinguished policy experts and health care practitioners for a Q&A, facilitated by the League of Women Voters of Placer County. Additional panelists will be Aldebra Schroll, MD; Kathy Kennedy, RN, BSN, California Nurses Assoc. and Keith McCallin, PA-C, Regional Director of the Healthy California Campaign. This Town Hall is presented Health Care for All – Nevada County Chapter and several other organizations. To learn more about this bill, come to this important meeting or tune in to KVMR or go to

On May 19 on Lobby Day, in Sacramento, join medical students, doctors, nurses, and lay people from all across California who will be lobbying our legislators to ask them to guarantee that every California resident gets the healthcare they need through a just, equitable healthcare system. Participants may car pool or reserve a space on the free bus to Sacramento at, or sign up at the Town Hall.

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