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ABC 7 News - San Francisco Hep B Free - Speaker Nancy Pelosi & Assemblywoman Fiona Ma

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Uploaded on Oct 31, 2009

ABC 7 News story on Speaker of the House Pelosi's address, along with Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, on the need for community based healthcare reform highlighting the example of San Francisco Hep B Free (sfhepbfree.org), a comprehensive campaign to prevent liver cancer resulting from hepatitis B.

Approximately 1 in 10 Asian American Pacific Islanders (APIs) in San Francisco has an undiagnosed case of hepatitis B. San Francisco has the highest rate of liver cancer in the nation.

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma - who was born with and is chronically infected with hepatitis B. They addressed how fear of pre-existing condition exclusions discourages people from taking measures to prevent liver cancer, and how SF Hep B Free is addressing this issue.

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