No More Hospital Duping (or Dumping!): Community members demand an end to the dumping of poor and homeless patients by Bay Area

Bruce Allison/PNN
Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Around 8:00 am on a cool San Francisco morning, I walked into the Kaiser Hospital and met James Chionsini, a member of Health Care Action Team. We sat in the lobby and began speaking with Lionel Stanford, a formerly homeless senior from Honduras.

Loopholes- More Budget Lies: PNN Elder Scholar Deconstructs Budget Cuts!

Bruce Allison/PNN
Thursday, November 20, 2008

The mayor has found another loop-hole for the mid-season budget cuts. The smallest of the cuts is to the Mayor’s office which is a total of $541,870.

The area that the mayor is using from the San Francisco City charter is 3.001.

Basically, this says that the portion of the charter states that the mayor has “wide and varied powers”.

Death of California's Care-giving: The Tragedy of California's In-Home Support Services Program

Bruce Allison/PNN
Friday, February 12, 2010;


In-Home Supportive Services as we know it began in 1969. The average person in need of IHSS was sent to a nursing home. Nursing homes were crowded, expensive, and more abusive than they are today (though abuse is abuse, and can’t be channeled into the “good ol’ days” or the ”bad ol’ days”) people liked the idea of living in their own homes, freer to do what they wanted instead of what nursing home staff thought was “good for them”.

Poor People Only Have HELLthcare: Part of a PNN series on the real situation for poor people needing healthcare in Amerikkka

Marlon Crump and Laure McElroy/PNN poverty scholars in residence
Sunday, October 11, 2009

“I have cataracts in both eyes, diabetic feet, advanced periodontal disease and PTSD, “ says Mesha Monge-Irizary,a local organizer, powerful woman, and the founder of ISARC (Idriss Stelley Action Resource Center). Mesha continued, “Now that medi-Cal cut off othamology, podiatry, dentistry, and long-term mental healthcare I may be forced to die blind, with amputated feel, toothless and crazy!"

The Right to Human Healthcare

The 2009 National Health Care for the Homeless conference

Removing the Glasses

A Gender, Poverty and Disability Scholar Breaks it Down!

The Other Trauma At SF General Hospital

Nurses and Certified Nurses Assistants are laid off at SF General - Patients will suffer

PNN City Hall Beat: The Govenator's Surprise!

The State's Special Election Deconstructed!

Whose Budget?? Our Budget!!!

A Town Hall is organized to respond to the Insane budget cuts that are
posed to dismantle services for poor folks in San Francisco

Heaven and Earth-

Growing Roots and Farmers


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