Health Care Bill Information Fair Outside U.S. District Court House
Richmond, VA – On Thursday, July 1, as Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli attempts to derail federal health care reform legislation inside the U.S. District Court House, supporters of health care reform will line the sidewalk outside the courthouse at 9:30 a.m. for a media conference and information fair highlighting the key benefits of the bill.
Community leaders, doctors, small business owners, seniors and young people will speak out on the need for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Local leaders will address the widespread benefits of the health care reform legislation. Attorney General Cuccinelli has brought national attention to Virginia by being the first state to file a lawsuit against the bill. He claims the health insurance mandate in the bill, to take affect in 2014, is unconstitutional.
Following the media conference, an information fair will be held on Broad Street, helping residents understand what is in the health care bill and how they will benefit. Individual tables will be set up representing key aspects of the health care legislation and the Virginians it will help. Tables will be staffed by local organizations that work with specific constituencies.
WHAT: Media Conference: Don’t Deny Virginia Health Care, followed by Health Care Bill Information Fair
Beverly James, The Virginia Organizing Project
Jill Hanken, Virginia Poverty Law Center
Dr. Mark Ryan, local doctor
Jeanne Boisineau, small business owner, Main Street Alliance
Jewell Royal, Virginia Association of Personal Care Assistants
Jeff Hunt, University of Richmond student
WHEN: Thursday, July 1, 2010
9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m. Press Conference
10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Health Care Bill Information Fair
WHERE: 701 East Broad Street, outside U.S. District Court (Eastern District of Virginia), Richmond, VA 23219
Health Care Bill Information Fair Tables
Medicaid Benefits – Virginia Poverty Law Center
Small Business Benefits – Main Street Alliance
Uninsured and Underinsured Benefits – Virginia Association of Personal Care Assistants, Virginia Organizing Project
Young People Benefits – Virginia Organizing Project
Health Care Provider Benefits – Doctors for America
Benefits for Seniors – Virginia Organizing Project