Rafu Shimpo Publishes SOSN Response to Newsom Veto of AB 279

We, members of the statewide and national Save Our Seniors Network, are outraged at your Oct. 7, 2021, veto of Assembly Bill 279.

AB 279 was straightforward urgency legislation to protect seniors. It received an overwhelming, bipartisan 91 “ayes” to 10 “nos” (95%) cumulative vote in the Legislature, and was determined by both the Assembly and Senate Committees on Appropriations to have negligible fiscal impact.

This bill was designed to prevent involuntary, medically non-necessary transfers of residents from an intermediate care facility (ICF) or a skilled nursing facility (SNF), and to halt significant reductions in services thereat, during the COVID-19 state of emergency.

Open Letter Rebuttal to Governor Newsom’s Veto of AB 279

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November 2, 2021 The Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor of California: We, members of the statewide and national Save Our Seniors Network, are outraged at your October 7, 2021, veto of Assembly Bill 279. AB 279 was straightforward urgency legislation to protect seniors. It received an overwhelming, bipartisan 91 AYES to 10 NOES (95%) cumulative vote in … Read more

Newsom Vetoes Bill That Sought to Block Nursing Home Evictions During Pandemic

RAFU STAFF REPORT | OCTOBER 9, 2021 Read the entire Rafu Shimp report here: https://rafu.com/2021/10/newsom-vetoes-bill-that-sought-to-block-nursing-home-evictions-during-pandemic/ David Monkawa and Traci Imamura, representing Save Our Seniors, said the governor had chosen to side with Pacifica over the elderly residents, many of whom had been incarcerated in concentration camps during World War II. SOS claimed that there have … Read more

Nikkeijin Kai of Colorado Urges Newsom to sign AB 279 Into Law

Honorable Gavin Newsom, Governor1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA.  95814 SUBJECT:  AB 279 (Muratsuchi) URGE YOUR SIGNATURE Dear Governor Newsom: The Nikkeijin Kai of Colorado continues its support of AB 279 as it awaits your signature.  Our organization wholeheartedly supports SOS in its actions to insure the safety of our seniors as well as … Read more

State health department blasted over nursing home oversight – Oct. 5 CA Assembly Committee on Health Hearing on Nursing Care

From CalMatters.org, by Jocelyn Wiener October 6, 2021: Read the article here:https://calmatters.org/health/2021/10/nursing-homes-oversight-california-hearing/ Democratic Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi of Los Angeles, who introduced legislation earlier this year to address some of these issues, also grilled Dunham about the department’s performance in caring for California’s most vulnerable residents..  “What I’m hearing is a lengthy history, that goes back … Read more

Health Care for All – Los Angeles Chapter Calls Upon Governor Newsom to Sign AB 279 into Law

September 18, 2021     Honorable Gavin Newsom Governor, State of California 1303 10th Street, Suite 1173 Sacramento, CA. 95814   RE: AB 279. (Muratsuchi) –  Please Sign.   Greetings Governor Newsom:   Health Care for All – Los Angeles Chapter strongly supports AB  279 (Muratsutchi) and urges your signature on this bill.  AB279 is … Read more

State Senate, Assembly Pass Bill Blocking Nursing Home Evictions During Pandemic

https://rafu.com/2021/08/state-senate-assembly-pass-bill-blocking-nursing-home-evictions-during-pandemic/ August 26, 2021 SACRAMENTO — AB 279, a bill that would halt evictions and transfers in nursing homes during a pandemic, passed the State Senate on Monday with a decisive bipartisan supermajority ovote of 32-3. Introduced by Assemblymembers Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance) and Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles), AB 279 would impact the Pacifica Companies, owners of … Read more