State nurses group to host town-hall forum in San Luis Obispo

Representatives of one of the nation's leading nurses unions will be in San Luis Obispo on Friday to discuss the recent Supreme Court ruling on health care and the need to ensure Medicare coverage into the future.

Free health screenings will start at 3 p.m. at the Ludwick Community Center, 864 Santa Rosa St. A town hall meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. and continue to 8.

Members of the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United want to hear from local residents about their experiences with medical care.

The CNA is backing a "Medicare for All" campaign and believes that court's decision last week upholding President Obama's health-care reform is not the last action needed to ensure coverage for all.

The local stop will be the only one on the Central Coast in the CNA's schedule of meetings around the state, which began in San Diego on June 19 and conclude July 12 in Anaheim.