OAKLAND. My Word: California must push back and forward on health care (East Bay Times)

By MANAL ABOELATA AND LARRY COHEN

Californians have a lot at stake in the current health care debate. Under the Affordable Care Act, nearly 4 million people in California gained health care coverage and the scope of coverage improved for all.

We must insist this coverage be maintained, stand strong in support of the Affordable Care Act and oppose the American Health Care Act. At the same time, California must move the needle in setting the gold standard for a true system of health that includes prevention of illness and injury, and high-quality health care for all. Read more.