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Congressmen DeSaulnier and Miller to Join Health Care Town Hall, Jan. 28

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Congressman Mark DeSaulnier and Retired Congressman George Miller, along with Contra Costa County Supervisors John Gioia and Karen Mitchoff, are joining the #OneContraCosta movement to fight the current threat of the dismantling the Affordable Care Act.The Contra Costa Health Care town hall will be held Saturday, Jan, 28 from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at First Christian Church of Concord, located at 3039 Willow Pass Road in Concord.

 

Mark DeSaulnier

Mark DeSaulnier

The #OneContraCosta coalition and Contra Costa County are leading the way by creating long-term solutions for all residents, regardless of immigration status, to have access to a primary care.

 

Yet, thousands of Californians are at jeopardy of losing their health care coverage, which can possibly put thousands without preventative care services.

 

California will be affected tremendously if the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is repealed.

 

The state made significant investments in implementing the law successfully.

 

Under the ACA, the law has cut the number of uninsured residents in half, from 6.5 million in 2013 to 3.3 million in 2015; this is the largest decline of the rate of uninsured in any state.

 

George Miller

George Miller

“Elected officials, local leaders, community members and residents’ dedication to the #Health4All fight have contributed to the statewide wins this year and we will not stop until we reach our goal of quality health care access for all,” according to a press release.

 

“There are too many terrible stories of individuals forced into debt due to high emergency room bills that could have been prevented by access to basic primary care.”

 

According to a recent report on Contra Costa CARES, the county’s primary care system for low-income residents who don’t qualify for Covered California insurance, patients with conditions such as diabetes are at high risk of worsening health status due to delayed care or poor monitoring.

 

Lack of health coverage also results in increased emergency room visits and in-patient hospitalization.

 

The Contra Costa CARES program has enrolled more than 3,000 uninsured adults to have access to primary health care. It is worth noting that this program is Contra Costa’s first-ever system of coordinated enrollment, medical home assignment and health care reporting for undocumented adults.

 

“The fight continues to protect our community from the vulnerability of high medical bills and worsening health conditions.”

 

People are encouraged to join the dialogue of how together we can fight for our neighbor’s health.

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Sept. 11, 2001, 20 years later: ‘Remembrance’ held aboard the USS Hornet Sea, Space & Air Museum

The USS Hornet Sea, Space & Air Museum, moored at the City of Alameda, hosted a “Remembrance” ceremony of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, on board the ship on the 20th anniversary, Sept. 11, 2021.

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U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard, 23rd Marine Regiment: Sgt. Tristan Garivay, Sgt. Michael Her, Cpl. Adrian Chavez and Cpl. Quentavious Leeks. Photo by Russell Moore, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, Community Events & Outreach

Quintin Jones, Colonel, USMC, Commanding Officer, 23rd Marine Regiment. Photo by Russell Moore, USS Hornet Sea, Air & Space Museum, Community Events & Outreach

The USS Hornet Sea, Space & Air Museum, moored at the City of Alameda, hosted a “Remembrance” ceremony of the events of Sept. 11, 2001, on board the ship on the 20th anniversary, Sept. 11, 2021.

The ceremony recognized the impact and consequences of the series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed on 2001 by 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Queda against targets in New York City and Wash., D.C. Nearly 3,000 people died that day and 6,000 were injured.  This was the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil in U.S. history. 

The ceremony aboard the USS Hornet began with the presentation of the colors by the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard, 23rd Marine Regiment. (Pictured above.)

Leon Watkins, co-founder of The Walking Ghosts of Black History, was the Master of Ceremonies. He spoke about the extensive death and destruction which triggered the enormous U.S. effort to combat terrorism.

Daniel Costin, a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, spoke of the lasting impact of 9/11 terrorists attack on first responders. He recounted incidents where first responders rushed into the scenes of the attacks, many at the sacrifice of their own lives. More than 400 police officers and firefighters were killed that day: 343 members of the New York City Fire Department and 71 members of their law enforcement agencies.

Quintin Jones, Colonel, USMC, commanding officer of the 23rd Marine Regiment, spoke about the recovery efforts at the Pentagon following the terrorists’ attack where 125 people perished. He reflected on the actions of three first responders who recovered the U.S. Marine Corps flag from the commandant of the Marine Corps’ office at the Pentagon. This flag was still standing after the attack. It was a symbol of America’s resolve.

At the end of the formal presentations, the Marine Corps Wreath Bearers went to the fantail of the Hornet. After the playing of ‘Taps,’ they tossed a wreath into the San Francisco Bay to give final honors.

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