Activists will visit Santa Monica on Wednesday as part of a three-week tour of California cities regarding the Affordable Care Act and other healthcare issues.

The tour, which features health screenings and invites community members to tell their healthcare stories at a town hall meeting, will stop by the Unitarian Community Church on 1260 18th St.

In the wake of the Supreme Court ruling that upheld the Affordable Care Act, some nurses and physician activists believe that patient care is a work in progress.

“The court decision has not ended the healthcare emergency for far too many in our communities,” said Zenei Cortez, RN, co-president of the California Nurses Association/National Nurses United, in a statement.

Kicked off in San Diego on June 19, the Medicare for All tour is calling to galvanize the efforts for guaranteed, universal, cost-effective health reform. The tour will end on July 12 in West Covina.

In Santa Monica, basic health screenings will take place 3 p.m. — 6 p.m. and the town hall meeting will take place 6:30 p.m. — 8 p.m.

“We have a proven solution with a model that works wonderfully for 40 million Americans already,” Cortez said. “It’s called Medicare. No one should have to wait until they turn 65 to be assured they will be able to receive the healthcare they need.”

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