Helping People Get The Medical Equipment They Need

Resolution 14-07.11


WHEREAS, many low income recipients of Medicare and Medi-Cal who need expensive durable medical equipment like wheelchairs have difficulty getting it, while people who no longer need their equipment have no way of transferring it to someone who does need it, and

WHEREAS, Oregon has created a pilot project to contract with nonprofit organizations to provide medical assistance recipients with used durable medical equipment, and

WHEREAS, Democrats in the California Legislature have the necessary majority to be in the vanguard of improving health care for all, especially low income people, while simultaneously reducing health care costs and the amount of trash in landfills

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the California Democratic Party supports developing a means for used but no longer needed medical equipment to be refurbished and made available to low income persons who need it, as Oregon has done, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this be communicated to the Governor and to the Democratic members of the State Legislature.

Sponsored by the LACDP



Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2014 Executive Board Meeting
Marriot Hotel, Oakland
July 13, 2014



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