On Friday, March 17th, 2017, SBSS partnered with Assembly Member Miguel Santiago, Fight4OurHealth Coalition, SEIU Local 2015, Justice In Aging, and older adults to hold a rally and press conference at SBSS Mid-City Senior Center opposing the Affordable Care Act repeal.
The changes to Medicaid proposed by Congress will make it more expensive for older adults to access basic health care services, as well as long-term services and supports that allow them to age at home and in the community for as long as possible.
During the press conference, over 100 older adults and community members joined together to spread awareness of the negative impact the American Health Care Act will have on our communities.
Thank you ABC 7, KCAL 9, Univision, and Estrella TV for airing the story and helping to spread awareness of issues that negatively effect older adults in our community.
SBSS' AGEnts for Change, Hermie Cruz and Orlando Estrada are featured in some of the clips, as well as our partners Health Access California, Social Security Works and Justice in Aging.