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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Opinion: Medicare for All - The Elephant in Congress

Note:  The following is a reprint of an article written by Monterey Park resident Terry De Wolfe for the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness). NAMI-SGV is a long time supporter of “Medicare for All” and parity for mental illnesses in all insurance programs. In the political health care battle that resulted in the recent narrow (5 votes) passage of “something” by the House of Representatives, single payer health insurance –  “Medicare for All” (HR-676) - was exempted from the process. And while other plans were priced and analyzed by the Congressional Budget Office, Medicare for All was denied CBO review. This Cinderella was not invited to the ball.

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class="gkFeaturedItemTitle" Why Oppose Prop 1 E

by  Tilda De Wolfe

Why do I oppose Prop 1E?
The formerly homeless mentally ill man in Orange County who is now working part time for an outreach program and holding his head high; the San Gabriel Valley mental health clients who have been rejected in “regular” jobs, but are now running a wellness center for others with mental illnesses; the central California19 year-old forced by age to leave his foster home who had a complete plan for his suicide, but is now being trained as a a paramedic; the middle-aged woman who lived untreated on the streets for years and now has a place to live and medicines; and the thousands of mental health consumers statewide who have found a voice of empowerment through their work with and through the funds that for the past few years have been added to mental health and would be taken away by Prop 1-E.

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