Costumed constituents press Assemblymember Jim Woods to act on health care bill

EUREKA – Zombies and ghouls swarmed Assemblymember Jim Woods office in Eureka, but it wasn’t a Halloween celebration. Instead they were urging Woods to act on State Bill 562.
Costumed protesters held signs that read ‘healthcare for the 99%’ and ‘no more monkeying around’.
Called the “Healthy California Act”, SB562 would establish a single payer health care system for all residents of the state.
It’s currently being held in the health committee.
Retired Registered Nurse Kathyrn Donahue said both the bill and patients without insurance will die unless Woods and his elected colleagues take action.
“It needs to be put in to the Assembly and moved through the committees,” Donahue said. “He’s the Chair of the Assembly Health Committee. It’s his job to do that. That’s why he was elected. That’s why I voted for him, but he’s failing me and he’s failing the residents of California in moving this bill along and moving it forward. It’s an excellent bill.”
Assemblymember Woods previously stated that he supported efforts to hold SB562 in committee and that the bill can move forward next year when questions about delivery of care, cost controls and financing will be more fully answered.