VICTORY! Lancaster City Council unanimously votes YES for a Public Healthcare Advocate
Tuesday, April 9 — The Lancaster City Council unanimously voted YES for Put People First! PA’s resolution for a Public Healthcare Advocate for the state of Pennsylvania, making Lancaster the first city to do so. This comes as a big victory from the Lancaster Healthcare Rights Committee’s (HRC) relentless organizing to keep UPMC Pinnacle Lancaster open. While the hospital closed March 1st, the HRC continues to organize for access to healthcare and this city wide resolution is a step in that direction. Some Council members volunteered to join the Lancaster HRC for meetings with state representatives to help push for this legislation and showed support for a city resolution for a universal healthcare system for the state of Pennsylvania. Read press coverage in LancasterOnline.
Here is part of the resolution for a Public Healthcare Advocate:
Congratulations Put People First! PA Lancaster Healthcare Rights Committee! Thank you for your leadership in this struggle. Forward together, not one step back!