On Tuesday, NJ Citizen Action, which has taken the lead in making sure the Republicans in the NJ congressional delegation know New Jersey stands behind the Affordable Care Act – for months, in hot weather and cold, rain and snow – is calling for a celebration and recommitment on Tuesday
Rally Call to Promote and Not Sabotage Health Care
When: Tuesday, August 1, 2017
Where: NJ State House, 125 W. State Street, Trenton, NJ
Time: 12:00 (Noon)
Who: Everybody – plus NJ Citizen Action & NJ for Healthcare Coalition
“After multiple false starts and failed attempts to agree on a plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Senate Republicans unveiled the Health Care Freedom Act, known as “skinny repeal”, late last night and held a vote for passage just hours later. The measure failed by a vote of 51-49 and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell declared that it is “time to move on.” We agree. It has been YOUR tenacity and hard work that has made this setback possible, and we are going to celebrate.
But while repeal efforts may be dead, We must remain vigilant. Tom Price, HHS Secretary, has already indicated that they will continue to work toward the administration’s health care goals. Prior announcements like this have meant:
- Shortening the enrollment period,
- Not enforcing the individual mandate,
- Withholding the payments to insurers that lowers out of pocket costs for low income families and
- Cancelling federal contracts for enrollment assistance. Without enrollment assisters, millions will not be able to enroll or re-enroll in their ACA coverage, especially if they have half the time to do it.
This is yet another assault on the health of the people of the US, and we need to call on all our elected officials to unite to put an end to policies that undermine the health insurance market and put millions at risk of losing coverage. There are still #LivesontheLine.”