Over the next couple weeks you will be hearing a lot about the health care law. March 23 marks the two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act being signed into law. The following week, beginning March 26, the Supreme Court begins three days of arguments on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, with a decision expected by June 30. While no one can truly predict how the Supreme Court Justices will rule, we know that protecting the health care law means educating the public about its benefits.
In the midst of two years of heated debate over the health care law, we cannot lose sight of problems that existed with our broken health care system that drove us to seek reform in the first place. The health care law is already helping millions of Virginia’s seniors, young adults, children and women.
Over the next two weeks, Virginia Organizing will be holding events statewide to showcase the many ways the health care law is already helping Virginians. We’ll also be calling on politicians like Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Governor Bob McDonnell and U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor to stop trying to block the law.
Join us in moving forward to protect our care from politicians who want to repeal the law and take away pre-existing condition protections, prescription drug cost reductions and expanded coverage for children and young adults.
There are three ways you can help:
1.) Attend a health care event—See list below or click here for a continuously updated list of events
2.) Click here to share your health care story— Help us illustrate the many benefits of the law.
3.) Share thebenefits of the health care law—Share and Retweet us Facebook and Twitter
Virginia Organizing Upcoming Affordable Care Act Two-Year Anniversary Events
Thursday, March 15:
Ø Richmond: Health Care Forum with Congressman Scott—6:00-7:30 p.m. at the General Assembly Building, Senate Room A, 9th and Broad St. in Richmond
Tuesday, March 20:
Ø Online: Health Care in Virginia Tweet Chat with the National Physicians Alliance,. Join us from the comfort of your own home as we discuss what the Affordable Care Act means for Virginia, why implementation is stalled in Virginia and what the Supreme Court decision will mean for the Commonwealth. Join in using #VAHCR
Ø Richmond: VCU Young Adult Tabling Event from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Courtyard at Student Commons, Richmond
Thursday, March 22:
- Fredericksburg: Rally/Speakout at University of Mary Washington, Outside Monroe Hall—12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
- Staunton: Demonstration; Rep Goodlatte’s office; 117 South Lewis Street, Suite 215, Staunton, VA 24401, 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m
- Newport News: Rally at Christopher Newport University, 12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Location TBD
- Virginia Beach: Letter writing action with Empower Hampton Roads–12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 201 St. Paul’s Blvd, Norfolk, VA
Friday, March 23:
- Harrisonburg: Community speakout/ info. session at James Madison University—Student Commons 11:00am-1:00pm
Monday, March 26:
- Charlottesville: “Don’t Repeal Our Care!” Affordable Care Act Supreme Court Rally at the Federal Courthouse, 255 W. Main St., Corner Main and Ridge St., Noon-1:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 27:
- Planned Parenthood bus to D.C. for Supreme Court arguments http://www.ppaction.org/site/
Thursday, March 29:
- Fredericksburg: Small Business Affordable Care Act Breakfast, Eileen's Bakery, 1115 Caroline St., Fredericksburg, VA 2240—8:00 a.m.
- Online: Webinar with Commonwealth Institute—1:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 31:
- Virginia Beach: Affordable Care Act Birthday Party Forum: 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m., Kempsville Library, 832 Kempsville Road, Virginia Beach, VA