What: Public rally to support the Affordable Care Act
When: Saturday, February 4, 12 p.m.
Where: Peebles parking lot (25342 Lankford Hwy, Onley, VA 23418, across from future hospital site)
Onley, Va.— Virginia Organizing in Eastern Shore will hold a public demonstration in support of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and health care for all people on Saturday, February 4 at noon next to the future hospital site.
In addition to a demonstration, community members will share stories about how the Affordable Care Act has improved their lives and benefited their families and will write letters to Senator Warner asking him to do everything in his power to support the ACA and expand health coverage to more people.
“If pre-existing conditions and lifetime limits were to be taken away, I would be in big trouble,” said Berkeley Ford. “In the last five years, I have needed at least a quarter of a million dollars to treat cancer and coronary issues.”
Al Willis is also concerned about the status of health care in the United States.
“I am on Medicare, and if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, I am worried that I will no longer receive medical screenings free of charge. I can’t afford the cost if that benefit is taken away,” said Willis.
Ford raised concerns about rural hospitals saying, “If there is no insurance available, how can small hospitals absorb the cost of people without insurance using the emergency room for primary care.”
Virginia Organizing is calling on Congress to improve on existing plans, close the gap, and expand coverage for more people by holding events across the state in January and February as Congress is in session. To find a full schedule of events, visit www.virginia-organizing.org/events.
To interview a spokesperson for this event, please contact Amanda Pohl at 804-337-1912 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization that brings people together to create a more just Virginia.