THURS 11AM: Plane Flies Over Portland Urging Sen. Collins to Oppose Cassidy-Graham Health Care Repeal Bill

Media Advisory for: Thursday, September 21, 2017
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THURS 11AM: Plane Flies Over Portland Urging Sen. Collins to Oppose Cassidy-Graham Health Care Repeal Bill

UltraViolet Action to Sen. Susan Collins: “Don’t Back Down. Protect Our Care”

PORTLAND, MAINE —  In an urgent effort to protect the Affordable Care Act and save health care for millions of Americans, UltraViolet Action, a national women’s advocacy organization, has commissioned a plane banner to fly over downtown Portland on Thursday, September 21st, urging Senator Collins to remain strong in defense of her constituents’ health care coverage, and oppose the Cassidy-Graham health care repeal bill.  According to experts, the Cassidy-Graham proposal would eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s tax subsidies, end protections for patients with pre-existing conditions, “defund” Planned Parenthood, end the law’s individual insurance mandate, and end Medicaid as we know it. 

WHEN: Thursday, September 21st – 11:00am to 1:00pm (local time)

WHERE: Downtown Portland, ME


Last August, Senator Collins voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act twice, after months of public pressure from UltraViolet and several organizations.  Her vote was critical to protecting the health insurance of millions of Americans, including 161.000 people in Maine.

“Earlier this year, Senator Collins stood strong for Maine families in opposing the Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and taking a wrecking ball to our country’s healthcare system,” explained Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet Action.  “Now, it’s up to Senator Collins to protect our care again.  The Cassidy-Graham bill would be a disaster for Maine and the country, so Senator Collins – don’t back down, keep protecting our care.  The lives of Maine residents and millions more depend on it.”

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