Plane Flies Over National Governors Association Meeting in Providence Warning That States Can’t Afford TrumpCare

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: Saturday, July 15, 2017 — 7:00AM ET
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SATURDAY 7AM: Plane Flies Over National Governors Association Meeting in Providence Warning Governors That Their States Can’t Afford Trumpcare
UltraViolet Action Urges Governors to Speak Out Against Plans to Strip Health Care from Millions of Americans, Trigger Increased Costs Nationwide
PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND — On Saturday, July 15th, as governors from across the United States gather in Rhode Island for the National Governors Association meeting, UltraViolet Action, a national women’s advocacy group, has commissioned a plane to fly over the meeting. The plane will warn governors that their states simply cannot afford the devastating impacts of the Republican health care bill – one that would strip health insurance from millions of Americans and cause costs to rise across the board.
  • WHENSaturday, July 15th.  7:00am – 9:00am ET
  • WHERE: Rhode Island Convention Center. 1 Sabin St, Providence, RI 02903
Earlier today, Senator Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans released a new version of their health care legislation, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act.  The bill, which if anything is worse than the previous bill, will strip away healthcare from tens of millions of Americans. Despite the bill being overwhelming unpopular, McConnell is aiming for a vote on it the bill next week.
The National Governors Association Meeting will feature a brief presentation on the current Republican health care legislation as well as a dialogue between the governors, HHS Secretary Tom Price and Medicaid and Medicare Services Administrator Seema Verma.
Nita Chaudhary, co-founder of UltraViolet Action, explained her opposition to the current health care legislation, and why governors should be concerned:
“The latest draft of the Republican health care legislation is even more toxic and cruel than the previous drafts – it would kick millions of Americans off of their health insurance, gut Medicaid and trigger an estimated 20% increase in premium costs for families across the country.
“Governors are on the front lines in keeping their constituents safe and healthy – and understand the devastating impact that this bill would have on people in their states.  Our message to governors is simple: your constituents cannot afford Trumpcare – and you need to speak out and help prevent this terrible law from triggering a national health care crisis that will undermine the safety and wellbeing of millions of Americans.  Time is running out.”
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