New Ads on GPMETRO Buses in Portland Highlight the Dangers of ACA Repeal, 22k Mainers Could Lose Coverage Altogether

** UltraViolet Action **

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR:  Monday, February 6, 2016

CONTACT: Anna Zuccaro | | 914-523-9145


New Ads on GPMETRO Buses in Portland Highlight the Dangers of ACA Repeal, 22k Mainers Could Lose Coverage Altogether

Ad Urges Senator Collins: “Don’t Steal Our Health care”

PORTLAND, MAINE — Starting today, February 6th and running through March 5th, a new ad on buses in Portland will highlight the dangers of repealing the Affordable Care Act in Maine.  The ads directly address Maine Senator Susan Collins with the message: “Don’t Steal Our Health care.”

The ads, paid for by UltraViolet Action, a national women’s advocacy organization, notes that repealing the Affordable Care Act would take away healthcare coverage from 22,000 Maine residents, 8,000 of whom are children and young adults. The ads also notes that Maine women would have to pay more for coverage than men in the state, and up to 590,000 Mainers with preexisting conditions could be denied coverage in the future.

WHEN: February 6th, 2017 — March 5th, 2017
The mobile billboard reads:

Dear Sen. Collins, Why Would You Vote To:
Deny Coverage to 590,000 Mainers with Pre-Existing Conditions
Charge Women More than Men
Kick 22,000 Mainers – including 8,000 kids – off their Health Plans
Don’t Steal Our Health Care. Save the Affordable Care Act

Love, Maine

“Repealing the Affordable Care Act would literally cost thousands of Maine women their lives.  Whether it was the ACA’s guaranteed coverage of screening tests for cervical or breast cancer, comprehensive maternity care, domestic violence counseling, or access to birth control and emergency contraception—for thousands of Maine women and their families the real health care benefits provided by this law are non-negotiable,” explained Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet Action.  “Without the Affordable Care Act, hundreds of thousands of Mainers could lose access to their health insurance, including roughly 8,000 children. 590,000 Maine residents with pre-existing conditions would also be in danger. President Trump and Republicans in the Senate want to take us back to a time where women paid more for health insurance and millions of Americans died unable to affordable care. That cannot happen. Our message to Senator Susan Collins is simple: don’t steal our health care, save the Affordable Care Act.”

For more information, please contact Anna Zuccaro at 914-523-9145 or by email at

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