Keep US Covered Rally Demands NO Repeal of Obamacare
Tuesday, June 20th, 7:30-9:00 a.m., 6840 N. Oracle
23 million people, including almost half a million Arizonans, will lose their health insurance if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Tens of millions more, including families with young children, will have to go without basic necessities or sell homes or cars in order to afford insurance. The bill passed by the House is particularly cruel for older, poorer, and sicker Americans, as it places unaffordable penalties on those in high risk categories
The Senate is working on their version of a healthcare bill and is pushing for a vote as soon as possible, but the level of secrecy--only a few top Republican leaders know what's in it--has alarmed Senators on both sides of the aisle. This is a surprise we can ill-afford, yet Senate leadership refuses to make this bill public, refuses any input from patient and medical groups and won't even allow it to go to the floor for debate.
"We expect our senators to protect Arizonans by refusing to vote for any bill that will increase our uninsured rates, offer no protection for people with pre-existing conditions, devastate Medicaid, and make health care a luxury only the wealthy can afford," says Kristen Randall of Indivisible Southern Arizona.
On Tuesday, June 20th, from 7:30-9 a.m. the group will brave the record-breaking heat to rally at Sen. Flake's office, 6840 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, carrying creatively decorated umbrellas spelling out messages demanding Flake to do the right thing: vote NO on the repeal of Obamacare and #KeepUsCovered
Contact: Kristen Randall
Indivisible Southern Arizona consists of almost 3,000 citizens from Arizona congressional districts 1, 2 and 3 who are committed to resisting the radical portions of President Donald Trump's agenda. The grassroots organization is part of a larger Indivisible movement comprised of almost 6,000 similar groups throughout the country.