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The Gray Panthers envision quality, comprehensive, single-tier, single-payer healthcare for all, with a strong environmental and preventative public health component.

We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 1-3 PM,
at the GP office. See the bottom of this page for location information.

What kind of healthcare do we want?

The SF Gray Panthers Health Committee's main issues are:

Medicare (under construction)
Medi-Cal and Medicaid Issues
Environmental Health
San Francisco Public Health Department Issues
Affordable, Accessable Prescription Drugs
Attacks on Healthcare for Immigrants
Downizing of Laguna Honda Hospital

Some of our actions:

Stop CPMC's plans to strangle St. Luke's Hospital, gentrify it medical facilities,
and abandon skilled nursing care.

Dec 10 & 14, 2007: Participation in Demonstraton against CPMC-Sutter plans to close St. Luke's Hospital. Sutter has already begun slashing services at St. Luke’s and plans to completely shut down acute care services . These plans are palpably racist and anti-working class, as CPMC treats 1/6 to 1/7 the proportion of poor and minority patients as St. Luke's, and closing St. Luke's will leave Latino, African-American, and other low-income area residents with no acute care beyond the already overtaxed SF General Hospital. SF Chronicle articleMore on the demonstration. See the Save St. Luke's website. This was part of California Nurses Association strike against 13 Bay Area Sutter Healthcare hospitals including SF's CPMC & St. Luke's, over hospital closures, safe staffing violations, erosion of pension and health plans, and demanding lift teams to prevent RN injuries, and rapid response teams. Read more.

Dec. 13, 2007: Demonstration at Nancy Pelosi's office demanding she support HR 676, single payer healthcare.

Aug. 8, 2007: Demonstration against Blue Shield headquarters, Health Care Yes! Insurance Companies No!

Demonstrations against Sen. Feinstein's support of Medicare Rx-Priviatization

Demonstration Against High Drug Prices, February 27, 2003

Here are some useful healthcare links

SF Gray Panthers,  1182 Market St,  Room 203,  San Francisco CA 94102
Phone: 415-552-8800, fax: 415-552-8801
e-mail:, web:

Location: Market at Hyde and 8th Sts,
One door downtown from Orpheum Theater box office. Map
Civic Center Station for BART and MUNI Metro lines J, K, L, M, and N
Surface busses 5, 6, 7, 9, and 21, and F train
For regular membership, committee, and Board meetings, click here.