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California nurses stage health care tour with free screenings in Southern California

"Medicare For All" bus tour volunteers
National Nurses United

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A union of California nurses is bringing free health care screenings to the Southland this week, followed by town hall meetings about access to health care.

The 3-week-long health care tour by the California nurses union is winding up in Los Angeles County this week with free screenings in South Central L.A., Santa Monica and West Covina.

Nurses and doctors will offer basic medical screenings each afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m., followed by a town hall meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. that will focus on health care changes in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent ruling that upheld the constitutionality of the federal Affordable Care Act.

The nurses are promoting universal health coverage for all Americans through the expansion of Medicare — which right now covers only older Americans and those with disabilities.

Southland screenings: