SB 840 (Kuehl), California Health
Insurance Reliability Act
Universal Health Insurance and Comprehensive Coverage
September 3, 2006
SB 840 (Kuehl), the California Health Insurance Reliability Act, has
passed both houses of the Legislature and awaits action by the Governor.
It is the affordable and viable solution for solving our health care crisis
and providing comprehensive health care to all California residents. Your
immediate action is needed to urge a reluctant Governor Schwarzenegger
to sign this landmark bill.
The Governor must sign or veto all bills from this legislative session
by September 30. Since we do not know how soon he will act, quick action
Local League and ILO Presidents: First, please e-mail
this alert to your members immediately with a request for immediate action.
Then, send a message to Governor Schwarzenegger on behalf of your local
All League Members and Friends: Contact the Governor
as an individual, thus showing widespread evidence of support by constituents
around the state. Also, forward this message to as many of your personal
e-mail contacts as possible.
Contacting the Governor: You have several options.
- The LWVC has endorsed the OneCareNow campaign sponsored by Health
Care for All-California. Go to www.onecarenow.org
to edit a sample message and send it to the Governor.
- Call (916) 445-2841 and follow the automated instructions to register
your support for SB 840.
- Write a short letter and fax it to (916) 445-4633, or mail it to Governor
Arnold Schwarzenegger, State Capitol Building, Sacramento, CA 95814.
- Send an e-mail to email@example.com
or go to www.govmail.ca.gov
to use the online form.
(Note that we have heard that the Governor's office is less responsive
to e-mails than to other messages.)
If you have trouble getting through by fax or phone, find contact information
at one of the Governor's
other five offices around the state.
Background information on SB 840:
Single payer insurance: a viable solution to the health care crisis
League Position: The LWVUS Health Care position promotes
a health care system for the United States that provides access to a basic
level of quality care for all U.S. residents and controls health care
For More Information: Contact the LWVC off-board Health
Care Program Director Barbara Storey at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep Us Informed: Please send a copy of your letters
of support and any responses to Trudy Schafer, LWVC Program Director/Advocate
LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF CALIFORNIA
801 12th Street, Suite 220
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-442-7215, FAX 916-442-7362