Press Release: CBO Analysis is Devastating Indictment of Senate Repeal Bill

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 20, 2017
Contact: Robyn Shapiro, robyn.shapiro@berlinrosen.com, 202-800-7407 

CBO Analysis is Devastating Indictment of Senate Repeal Bill

Enough is Enough – The GOP Must Stop the War on America’s Health Care

Margarida Jorge and Ethan Rome, co-directors of Health Care for America Now (HCAN), released the following statement after the latest CBO Analysis of the Senate repeal bill.

“The CBO score of the latest Senate repeal bill is a devastating indictment of Republicans’ plan to take away people’s health care. It strips coverage from 22 million people and will increase costs for millions and millions more.

“It shocks the conscience that any Senator would vote to do so much damage to so many people with a single vote – all to give tax breaks to the insurance and drug companies and to claim a political ‘win.’

“For the Republicans this has never really been about health care – it’s been about keeping a political promise to their base, no matter who they hurt in the process. A promise that causes this much human suffering to give tax breaks to the wealthy is not a promise worth keeping. Any Senator even thinking about voting for this bill is willing to do anything to score political points.

“It’s time to move on. The GOP should stop their war on America’s health care and work on bipartisan efforts to make health care more affordable and accessible for all.”

The latest Republican health care repeal bill is essentially the same as the last ones. No amendment or revised version can fix it. Throwing money at a particular problem or state won’t fix what’s fundamentally wrong with this bill. It still takes coverage away from millions of Americans and makes everyone else pay more to get less health care. 

The Senate bill still:

  • Takes health insurance away from millions of Americans – 22 million by 2026.
  • Slashes Medicaid by more than $2 trillion over the next two decades and eliminates Medicaid expansion. 
  • Strips health care from children, people with disabilities, seniors in nursing homes and other vulnerable people who depend on Medicaid for their health care.
  • Lets insurance companies discriminate against people with pre-existing conditions and charge up to five-times more for people over 50.
  • Causes big job losses and hospital closures.
  • Uses those changes to give huge tax breaks to the drug and insurance companies.

 

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Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.

Press Release: GOP Must Stop the War on America’s Health Care

For immediate release: July 18, 2017
Contact: Morgan Williams Grogan, morgan.williams@berlinrosen.com, 202-836-9890

GOP Must Stop the War on America’s Health Care

Health Care for America Now (HCAN) co-directors, Ethan Rome and Margarida Jorge released the following statement after the Senate Republicans failed to garner enough support for their repeal bill:

“The apparent collapse of the Republican repeal bill is an extraordinary victory for constituents across the country who refused to be ignored or silenced and fought the GOP effort to take away their health care. They will continue to stand up to protect their care in the face of threats from President Trump and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to push through a stand-alone repeal vote or any future Republican efforts to slash Medicaid or privatize Medicare through the budget process.

“No matter how Congressional Republicans try to strip millions of the care they need, we’ll be there to fight them every step of the way. A repeal and delay vote is reckless, mean-spirited and self-serving. In an endless effort to claim a political victory, Republican leaders appear willing to do just about anything – regardless of how many millions of Americans will lose care as a result. According to CBO, 32 million Americans will lose their care and premiums will double if the law is repealed without a replacement. That’s cataclysmic and unconscionable.

“It’s time to move on. The GOP should stop their war on America’s health care and work on bipartisan efforts to make health care more affordable and accessible for all.”

 

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Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.

Press Release: New Repeal Bill is Still a Disaster for America’s Health Care

For Immediate Release: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Contact: Robyn Shapiro, robyn.shapiro@berlinrosen.com, 202-800-7407

New Repeal Bill is Still a Disaster for America’s Health Care

Margarida Jorge and Ethan Rome, co-directors of Health Care for America Now (HCAN) released the following statement after Senate Republicans unveiled their new repeal bill.

“The latest draft of the Senate health care repeal bill does nothing to improve access to health care and can’t be fixed by tinkering around the edges or throwing money at a specific state or problem. Just like the House bill, the Senate GOP proposal does the exact opposite of what a good health care measure should do – it makes people pay more money to get less health care.

“The Senate GOP bill will fundamentally reshape America’s health care and one-sixth of the economy to take from the poor and middle class to give to big drug and insurance companies. It will take health care away from 22 million Americans, weaken coverage and consumer protections for everyone with private insurance, increase premiums by 20 percent in the next year, defund Planned Parenthood, and end Medicaid as we know it – all to give tax breaks to big corporations.

“The GOP bill is wrong for America and the Senate should reject it.”

 

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Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.

Press Release: Thousands Urge Senate to Reject the Repeal Bill and Attempts to Buy Votes with Backroom Deals at Dozens of Events Nationwide

For Immediate Release: July 5, 2017
Contact: Robyn Shapiro, robyn.shapiro@berlinrosen.com, 202-800-7407 

Thousands Urge Senate to Reject the Repeal Bill and Attempts to Buy Votes with Backroom Deals at Dozens of Events Nationwide

National Day of Action Protests Call on Senate to #KillTheBill, #SaveOurCare and Highlighted New Analysis with State Breakdowns of the Bill’s Impact

On Coverage Losses and Tax Breaks for the Rich

As Congress broke for the July 4th recess, thousands called today on key senators at dozens of events across the country to kill the GOP plan to take away health care from an estimated 22 million Americans, end Medicaid as we know it, and raise costs for consumers to pay for $541 billion in tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations.

The protestors decried efforts in the Senate to exchange carveouts and special favors for votes that would ultimately do nothing to help millions of Americans across the country who will lose care under this plan. The events also highlighted new fact sheets from Americans for Tax Fairness and Health Care for America Now (HCAN) showing the numbers of those in each state who would lose coverage, including the breakdown by type of Medicaid patient, and the average tax cut to millionaires in each state, based on data from the Center for American Progress.

“Another week of backroom deals and bribery won’t help the millions who will lose their health care. There are no small changes or special carveouts that will fix a repeal plan that is fundamentally flawed,” said Ethan Rome and Margarida Jorge, co-directors of Health Care for America Now. “Americans from red states and blue states are calling on their senators to do the right thing for those they’re elected to represent and reject this disastrous bill and any attempt to buy their vote.”

The national “Kill the Bill, Save Our Care” Day of Action led by Health Care for America Now partners across the country featured more than 30 events in 17 states, including events targeting moderate House Republicans who would be required to vote on the repeal bill again if it is sent to them by the Senate. Highlights from the events across the country included:

  • A tractorcade from a church to the courthouse in Nashville followed by a press conference highlighting the impact of the repeal bill on rural communities and rural hospitals;
  • A joint action with Ohioans and West Virginians targeting Sens. Capito and Portman on the Williamstown Bridge, which connects the two states; 
  • A rally in Madison, Wis., calling on Sen. Johnson to oppose the Republican repeal bill;
  • A press conference with clergy, doctors and the CEO of Hamilton Health Clinic in Flint, Mich.;
  • An empty chair town hall in Missouri; and
  • A series of health care vigils in New Jersey.

After weeks of secret deliberations, the Senate repeal bill still closely mirrors the House repeal bill the public has roundly rejected. It weakens coverage and consumer protections for everyone with private insurance; eliminates Medicaid expansion; and ends Medicaid’s guarantee of coverage for children, seniors, and people with disabilities who had Medicaid even before the Affordable Care Act. And it makes those cuts to pay for $541 billion in tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations. During the Senate vote delay, Republican Senate leadership is scrambling to cut last-minute deals to buy the votes needed to claim a political win, but these changes around the edges of the bill do nothing to change the devastating impacts of the bill. 

Ending Medicaid expansion alone would take health care away from up to 11 million Americans, but the Senate isn’t stopping there. The Senate bill radically restructures the federal funding for the basic Medicaid program to starve it over the years, forcing eligibility and benefit cuts, creating huge burdens for state budgets, closing hospitals and costing millions of health care jobs. Its permanent cuts are even deeper than in the House bill. CBO estimates that 15 million Americans will lose their Medicaid coverage by 2026 under the Senate bill.

Medicaid provides coverage to one in five Americans, including 30 million children. It pays for half the births in the United States, 75% of all family planning services, 64% of nursing home care, and 30% of all care for people with disabilities. Nearly 2 million veterans get health care through Medicaid. Medicaid also costs far less per beneficiary than either Medicare or private health insurance, and itscosts have been rising more slowly than private insurance.

The Republican bill’s radical changes to Medicaid funding will cripple states facing health emergencies like the opioid crisis. It will be up to each state alone to manage health care emergencies without additional support from the federal government.

And the Senate is making these cuts to pay for tax breaks for insurance and prescription drug companies, breaks which are particularly egregious given rising profits over the past several years. The eight biggest insurance companies increased profits by one-third from 2011 to 2015, rising from $19.1 billion to $25.3 billion. The average cost of brand name drugs widely used by older Americans for chronic conditions more than tripled between 2006 and 2015, climbing from $1,788 to $5,897 according to a recent report from AARP.

National organizations including AARP, the American Cancer Society, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Hospital Association, the Catholic Council of Bishops, the March of Dimes and many other groups oppose the repeal bill. Recent polls confirm that voters also oppose this repeal by a three to one margin and it is the single least popular piece of federal legislation in decades.

 

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Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.

Press Release: Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions, Doctors, Nurses from 20 States Arrested Occupying Senators’ DC Offices Protesting ACA Repeal

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Contact: Robyn Shapiro, robyn.shapiro@berlinrosen.com, 202-800-7407

Patients with Pre-Existing Conditions, Doctors, Nurses from 20 States Arrested Occupying Senators’ DC Offices Protesting ACA Repeal

Capitol Hill Protest Comes During #MedicaidNotMillionaires National Day of Action with More Than 40 Events in 16 States Highlighting How Repeal Bill Cuts Medicaid to Pay for Tax Breaks for the Wealthy and Big Corporations

Washington, D.C. – As the Senate continues to work on its now-delayed repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and end to Medicaid as we know it, patients with pre-existing conditions, people living with HIV and people impacted by Medicaid cuts, joined by doctors, nurses and medical students, occupied key Senate offices Wednesday. Waves of constituents who will die if the Senate bill is passed put their bodies on the line today, with 40 being arrested as they blocked the entrances to the Capitol Hill offices of Senators Cotton (AR), Toomey (PA), Gardner (CO), Murkowski (AK), Rubio (FL), Portman (OH).

“If this bill passes, I will die,” said Kati MacFarland from Arkansas. “I’m a 26-year-old student living with incurable pre-existing conditions that have put me in a wheelchair, now with a feeding tube and a port for my medicines. I’m a photographer, a violinist, a vocalist, and active in my school and church. With the health care I have now, I can survive and be a doctor some day. I can live my life and have a family and be productive. If Senator Cotton votes to dismantle Medicaid as a right and undo expansion, then he will have voted to crush my dreams.”

“As one of the largest AIDS service providers in America, we have struggled for more than thirty years with the worst history pandemic in history,” said Charles King, CEO of Housing Works. “Finally, thanks to the ACA’s Medicaid expansion, we see the real possibility of ending AIDS across the country within this decade. We are not going to go back to the days when all we could do was hold our friends on our arms as they died.”

The Senate repeal bill closely mirrors the House repeal bill. It takes coverage away from 22 million people; weakens coverage and consumer protections for everyone with private insurance; eliminates Medicaid expansion; and ends Medicaid’s guarantee of coverage for children, seniors, and people with disabilities who had Medicaid even before the Affordable Care Act. Those cuts are being made in order to pay for $541 billion in tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations. Changes will be made during the July 4th recess, but so far, no republican senators are drawing lines in the sand that Medicaid be protected as an entitlement and expansion continued, that rates will go down for anyone but the young and healthy, or that minimum benefits and true protections for pre-existing conditions will be retained.

The event in Washington, D.C., was led by the Center for Popular Democracy, and Housing Works, the nation’s largest community-based AIDS service organization. The action happens on the same day as a national #MedicaidNotMillionaires Day of Action led by Health Care for America Now (HCAN) partners across the country that includes more than 40 events in 16 states. The protestors called on Republican senators to reject proposals that will gut life-saving Medicaid for 74 million working families, children, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities to pay for tax breaks for the wealthy and big corporations.

Highlights from events across the country include:

  • A rally at Sen. Flake’s Tucson office;
  • Die-in at Sen. Rubio’s Orlando office;
  • A health care town hall in Charlotte; and
  • An event outside Sen. Capito’s Charlestown office.

“It’s no wonder Senate Republicans wanted to hide this bill from the American people as long as possible. It would strip health care from millions of Americans and end Medicaid as we know it to pay for big tax breaks for the wealthy and big corporations,” said Ethan Rome and Margarida Jorge, co-directors of Health Care for America Now. “People across the country are standing up and rejecting this bill. Senate Republicans who want to keep their jobs should listen to the vast majority of their constituents.”

Ending Medicaid expansion alone would take health care away from up to 11 million Americans, but the Senate isn’t stopping there. The Senate bill radically restructures the federal funding for the basic Medicaid program to starve it over the years, forcing eligibility and benefit cuts, creating huge burdens for state budgets, closing hospitals and costing millions of health care jobs. Its permanent cuts are even deeper than in the House bill and get larger after the CBO score’s 10-year budget window.

Medicaid provides coverage to one in five Americans, including 30 million children. It pays for half the births in the United States, 75% of all family planning services, 64% of nursing home care, and 30% of all care for people with disabilities. Nearly 2 million veterans get health care through Medicaid. Medicaid also costs far less per beneficiary than either Medicare or private health insurance, and itscosts have been rising more slowly than private insurance.

The Republican bill’s radical changes to Medicaid funding will cripple states facing health emergencies like the opioid crisis. It will be up to each state alone to manage health care emergencies without additional support from the federal government. “Any modest Senate adjustments during recess that slow Medicaid cuts, or set up temporary funding pots for states to briefly lessen the blow to seniors, people with disabilities and people struggling with opioids should be seen for what they are: window dressing for a ‘die later’ strategy to get Republicans past the 2020 election window,” said Kathy Ottersten, who lives in Fairbanks, Alaska, and had a traumatic brain injury as the result of an assault.

And the Senate is making these cuts to pay for tax breaks for insurance and prescription drug companies, breaks which are particularly egregious given rising profits over the past several years. The eight biggest insurance companies increased profits by one-third from 2011 to 2015, rising from $19.1 billion to $25.3 billion. The average cost of brand name drugs widely used by older Americans for chronic conditions more than tripled between 2006 and 2015, climbing from $1,788 to $5,897 according to a recent report from AARP.

 

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Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.

Press Release: More Time or Tweaks Won’t Make Repeal Bill Less of a Disaster for America’s Health Care

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Contact: Robyn Shapiro, robyn.shapiro@berlinrosen.com, 202-800-7407

More Time or Tweaks Won’t Make Repeal Bill Less of a Disaster for America’s Health Care

Margarida Jorge and Ethan Rome, co-directors of Health Care for America Now (HCAN) released the following statement after the Senate delayed its vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA).

“The decision by Republican Senate leadership to postpone a vote on the repeal bill shows that GOP senators are getting the message – the GOP repeal bill is bad for America’s health care.

“Majority Leader McConnell will use this delay to try to cut senator-specific backroom deals to buy the votes he needs. He’ll use the health care cuts in the bill as a slush fund for these deals that do nothing to fundamentally change the disastrous reality of this bill. Senators should resist.

“As the CBO score makes clear, this bill can’t be fixed by tinkering around the edges or throwing money at a specific state or problem. This bill fundamentally reshapes America’s health care and one-sixth of the economy to take from the poor and middle class to give to the very rich.

“Just like the House bill, the Senate GOP bill does the exact opposite of what a good health care measure should do – it makes people pay more to get less. The Senate bill will take health care away from 22 million Americans, weaken coverage and consumer protections for everyone with private insurance, increase premiums by 20 percent in the next year, defund Planned Parenthood, and end Medicaid as we know it – all to give tax breaks to the very wealthy and insurance and drug companies.

“The GOP bill is wrong for America and the Senate should reject it.”

 

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Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.

Press Release: CBO Score Says It All – Senate GOP Bill Will Wreck America’s Health Care to Give Tax Breaks to the Rich

For Immediate Release: Monday, June 26, 2017
Contact: Robyn Shapiro, robyn.shapiro@berlinrosen.com, 202-800-7407

CBO Score Says It All: Senate GOP Bill Will Wreck America’s Health Care to Give Tax Breaks to the Rich

The following is a statement from Margarida Jorge and Ethan Rome, co-directors of Health Care for America Now (HCAN), following the release of the CBO score on the Senate GOP repeal bill. 

“As the CBO score confirms, the Senate repeal bill will make everything worse for everyone across the country except millionaires and big corporations.

“The numbers tell the entire story – this bill fundamentally reshapes America’s health care and one-sixth of the economy to take from the poor and middle class to give to the very rich. Simply put, it’s the most massive transfer of wealth in the history of our country. It shocks the conscience that senators would cut $772 billion in life-saving Medicaid to pay for $541 billion in tax breaks to the rich.

“This bill is not just abhorrent; it’s lousy policy. Just like the House bill, the Senate GOP bill does the exact opposite of what a good health care measure should do – it makes people pay more to get less. The Senate bill will take health care away from 22 million Americans, weaken coverage and consumer protections for everyone with private insurance, increase premiums by 20 percent in the next year, defund Planned Parenthood, and end Medicaid as we know it – all to give tax breaks to the very wealthy and insurance and drug companies.

“The GOP bill is wrong for America and the Senate should reject it.”

 

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Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.

Press Release: Senate GOP Bill Will Wreck America’s Health Care to Give Tax Breaks to the Rich

For Immediate Release: Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Contact: Laura Brandon, laura.brandon@berlinrosen.com, 202-641-8477

Senate GOP Bill Will Wreck America’s Health Care to Give Tax Breaks to the Rich

Closed-Door Process Produces Near-Copy of the Disastrous House Bill That Kicks Millions Off Insurance, Jeopardizes Care for People with Pre-existing Conditions and Slashes Medicaid to Give Tax Cuts to the Very Wealthy and Drug and Insurance Companies

The following is a statement from Margarida Jorge and Ethan Rome, co-directors of Health Care for America Now (HCAN), in response to leaks of the Senate GOP repeal bill. 

“It’s easy to focus on the minor differences between the Senate and the House bills, but the differences are a distraction. The real comparison here is between the health care families currently have and what they will lose in both these proposals. Just like the House bill, the Senate bill will do two things: it wrecks America’s health care in a way that will touch the lives of everyone in our country, and it takes from America’s poor and working families to fund tax breaks to the richest people and corporations.

“Just like the House bill, the Senate bill will fundamentally reshape America’s health care and one sixth of the economy. The bill – crafted behind closed-doors and rushed to a vote –  will take away health care from millions of poor, working and middle-class families. It will weaken coverage and consumer protections for everyone with private health insurance. It will eliminate the Medicaid expansion and end Medicaid’s guarantee of coverage for children, seniors, and people with disabilities. It defunds Planned Parenthood, a core part of this nation’s system for providing preventive and reproductive health care. It inflicts this monumental amount of harm to millions of Americans to give massive tax breaks to the very wealthy and insurance and drug companies.

“Just like the House bill, the Senate bill does the opposite of what a health care measure should do – it makes people pay more to get less. That’s not just bad policy; it’s unconscionable.”

 

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Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.

Press Release: Thousands Protest ACA Repeal Across Country

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2017
Contact: Robyn Shapiro, robyn.shapiro@berlinrosen.com, 202-800-7407

Thousands Protest ACA Repeal Across Country

As Senate Republicans rush through a secret bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, thousands across the country are rising up and speaking out today to call on their senators to reject the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and its hundreds of billions in tax cuts to millionaires and corporations while stripping 23 million Americans of health insurance. Events from Arizona to Maine and from Oregon to Florida are highlighting the devastating impact of the repeal bill and demonstrating the widespread opposition to the GOP plan. 

“While Republican senators try to shut their constituents out of the process and hide their disastrous bill behind closed doors, people across the country are standing up and refusing to be silenced. The actions today are just the latest clear demonstration that Americans do not want a bill that takes away health insurance from 23 million people, increases premiums, puts caps on coverage, ends Medicaid as we know it, and takes away protections for people with pre-existing conditions,” said Margarida Jorge and Ethan Rome, co-directors of Health Care for America Now (HCAN). “This bill would spell disaster for the health care we need in order to give massive tax cuts to the wealthy and insurance and drug companies. Members of Congress and senators should stop trying to destroy our health care and start listening to Americans speaking out from red and blue states alike.”

Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is helping lead the fight to protect coverage for families. HCAN led the grassroots campaign to pass the ACA and is a progressive coalition of community, labor, online, women’s and civil rights organizations. 

In total, constituents are holding more than 50 events today in 26 states and the District of Columbia, including Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.

Highlights from the events include: 

  • Hundreds are gathering for 24 hour vigils at Senator Toomey’s district offices across the state, sharing personal stories, calling on the Senator to protect their care, and delivering a petition against the Senate repeal bill.
  • At Senator Collins’ Portland office, local Mainers are joining Faith in Public Life to ask Collins to vote against the Senate’s radical bill. 
  • Organize Florida is performing a political play at Senator Rubio’s Orlando office that demonstrates the dangers of the Senate bill’s massive tax breaks for the wealthy.
  • Protesters are joining health care vigils across New Jersey, holding Reps. Frelinghuysen, Lance, LoBiondo, and MacArthur accountable for their vote and calling on them to reject the repeal bill in future votes.  
  • A large delegation came by bus and caravan from West Virginia and Ohio to bring their message directly to senators in Washington, D.C.

 

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Health Care for America Now (HCAN) is the national grassroots coalition that ran a $60 million five-and-a-half year campaign from 2008-2013 to pass, protect, and promote the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and protect Medicare and Medicaid. HCAN has come back together to fight the Republicans’ all-out effort to take away America’s health care and put people at the mercy of the health insurance companies again.