Tag Archives: health care

North Oakland Senior Center

Timing of Medicare and Covered California enrollment collide, causing confusion among seniors

When Barbara Witney, a 65-year-old marriage and family therapist, tried to sign up for Medicare last week, she was dismayed to find herself baffled. “I’m a pretty educated person and it was confusing for me,”...
CJ, an E.D. Nurse at Highland Hospital, in a production still from the upcoming film, "The Waiting Room."

Spending time with The Waiting Room, a documentary on Oakland’s Highland Hospital

"The Waiting Room" is an upcoming feature-length documentary film shot entirely at Oakland’s Highland Hospital. The film follows a group of patients and doctors as they struggle through the realities of the public health care...
Nurses and supporters waved signs during Thursday's strike at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center.

Oakland nurses march and strike in protest of benefit cuts

An estimated 21,000 healthcare workers joined picket lines, attended rallies or simply stayed home from work in protest of proposed employee benefit cuts at 40 hospitals across California.
Health Care Teach-in sign

Oakland residents, community activists catch up on healthcare reform

As the 2010 midterm elections approach, Obama supporters are trying to get Oaklanders to think positively about the healthcare reform bill signed into law this past March. Organizing for America, the grassroots network that helped...