Virginia Organizing Speaks Out Against Cantor’s Health Care Repeal Vote
Group Protests on VCU’s Campus for Cantor to End the “Political Theater”And Not Deny Young People Health Care
Richmond, VA-Following Wednesday’s vote on repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the U.S. House of Representatives, a group of VCU students, members of Virginia Organizing, and health care advocates will gather on Thursday, January 20 at noon to show their opposition to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s position on repealing the new law, which protects consumers from the worst insurance company abuses and allows young people to stay on their parent’s health insurance until they are 26.
Rep. Eric Cantor has been a strong advocate of repealing the health care law. If Rep. Eric Cantor is successful in his repeal efforts, 25,800 of Virginia’s young adults would lose their insurance coverage through their parents’ health plans, sometimes just after they finish school and as they are looking for a job. Families across Virginia, including those of many VCU students, would lose the peace of mind the ACA provides by making sure that young adults can stay on their parents plan to age 26 if they do not have coverage of their own.
Virginians who benefit from the numerous protections will speak out Thursday on the ways the health care law will benefit them and will also pass out information on how the law will benefit young people. The group will show those passing along Broad Street oversized charts comparing the ACA and the Republicans’ repeal plan.
What:Representative Eric Cantor Anti-Repeal Event
“Cantor Denies Young People Health Care”
When:Thursday, January 20, 12:00 p.m. Noon
Where:VCU Campus, W. Broad St. and N. Belvidere St., Richmond, VA 23220
***Visuals: Signage, Oversized Charts on Republican Repeal Plan Vs. Affordable Care Act***
Virginia Organizing is a statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.
Health Care for America Now is a national grassroots coalition of more than 1,000 organizations in 46 states representing 30 million people. HCAN led the fight over the past two years to win passage of health reform and to keep Congress from being steamrolled by corporate special interests.