California Nurses: Democrat CA Assembly Speaker “Destroys Aspirations of Millions”
By Doug Cunningham
California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon – a Democrat – has blocked the Medicare for all single payer universal healthcare bill. The bill passed the California Senate.
The California Nurses Association/national Nurses United and Senator Bernie Sanders are calling on Speaker Rendon to stop blocking the healthcare bill. Sanders says he’s extremely disappointed that California Assembly Speaker Rendon is not allowing the Medicare for all bill to come to a vote.
The California Nurses Association is condemning Rendon’s action “to destroy the aspirations of millions of Californians for guaranteed health care without being bankrupted or forced to skip needed care.”
The nurses union says Rendon acted “in the interests of the profiteering insurance companies”, abandoning people already threatened by Congress and the Trump administration’s actions on healthcare.
Deborah Burger, RN, co-president of the California Nurses Association, says thousands of Californians “…have been in motion for guaranteed health care. They are not finished.”