For Immediate Release: June 27, 2012
Demonstration: The Danville Chapter of Virginia Organizing is planning a demonstration in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act by real Virginians affected by the health care law. Participants and speakers will be available for interviews.
WHEN: Friday, June 29, 2012 12p.m.-1p.m.
WHERE: U.S. District Court & Post Office Building (700 Main Street)
Correll Townes, Virginia Organizing Leader and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Social Justice Chair
Catherine Fitzgerald, Virginia Organizing Leader
Any media interested in scheduling an interview with spokespeople, or individuals affected by the decision, should contact Amanda Pohl, Communications Coordinator, at 804-337-1912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Affordable Care Act Facts:
- Virginians are significantly affected by the Affordable Care Act. Any decision to restrict or limit the ACA will be a detriment to Virginia families, individuals and small businesses.
- The ACA has helped over 100 million people struggling to pay for their health care and 32 million will gain coverage through expansion.
- Real benefits of the ACA include:
- Young adults can stay on their parents’ health plans until age 26, making it possible for young people to continue their education and not worry about health care in the event they are not able to find a job right after graduation.
- Seniors are able to pay for life-saving medications that would have fallen in the “donut hole,” freeing the cost for necessities such as food and housing.
- Insurance companies can no longer impose lifetime limits and deny coverage for pre-existing conditions.
- Preventive care is covered without copays and deductibles, meaning Virginians are able to proactively take control of their health, increasing prevention of major illnesses and diseases and reducing health care costs for everyone.
- Small business owners are able to provide coverage for their employees at a reasonable price and have been issued credits and rebates last week due to wasteful spending by health care providers.
Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.