Staunton and Waynesboro Residents Call on Rep. Goodlatte to Protect Consumers Instead of Health Insurance Profits
Residents Celebrate the Two-Year Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act By Calling on Rep. Goodlatte to Stop Opposing the Health Care Law
STAUNTON– Staunton and Waynesboro residents will gather tomorrow in front of Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s office to commemorate the second anniversary of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and to share their stories of how they have personally benefited from the law. They will illustrate how the law is already helping millions of Virginians and will call upon Rep. Goodlatte to stop blocking further implementation of the law in Virginia.
Since the Affordable Care Act was signed into law on March 23, 2010, Rep. Goodlatte has consistently opposed the new law, which already provides free preventive care, protection against discrimination based on pre-existing conditions, a ban on lifetime coverage limits and a provision allowing young adults to stay on their parents’ plan until they are 26 years old.
The U.S. Supreme Court is hearing legal challenges to the ACA from March 26 to 28 in Washington, D.C. A decision to overturn the law or any of its provisions could result in the loss of benefits to seniors, women, children and families. As recently as last week, Rep. Goodlatte stated that “I will continue working to repeal and defund this new law in its entirety.”
The Staunton protest will coincide with a dozen other events in Virginia and more than 300 other events taking place across the country this week with seniors, children, small-business owners and young people coming together to explain how they are already being helped by the Affordable Care Act and to highlight what is at stake as opponents of reform work overtime to take away those benefits in state legislatures, in Congress and at the U.S. Supreme Court.
WHO: Virginia Organizing Staunton/Augusta/Waynesboro Chapter
WHAT: Protest “Rep. Goodlatte Stop Playing Politics With Our Health Care”
WHEN: Thursday, March 22, NOON
WHERE: In front of Rep. Goodlatte’s Office 117 S. Lewis Street, Staunton, VA