And earlier that day, join a rally to save health care
an invitation from Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Our First Stand: Save Health Care
Rally with Senator Elizabeth Warren, Senator Ed Markey, Mayor Marty Walsh, and members of the MA Congressional Delegation
Sunday, January 15, 2017
1:00 PM; Doors open at 12:00 Noon
Here in Massachusetts, all of us – Democrats, Republicans, and Independents – believe that people should have access to quality, affordable health care. It hasn’t been easy, but we’ve made a real commitment month after month, year after year to fixing and improving our coverage.
And when the Affordable Care Act was signed into law, Massachusetts went all in – expanding Medicaid, setting up an insurance exchange, and working to make coverage more affordable. If the Republicans in Washington repeal and run, we here in Massachusetts stand to lose a lot:
- Pre-existing conditions. The Affordable Care Act stops insurance companies from denying coverage to the 2.9 million people in Massachusetts with preexisting conditions.
- Lifetime caps. The Affordable Care Act ended lifetime limits on 2.5 million people’s plans.
- Preventive care. The Affordable Care Act has made preventive services like flu shots and cancer screenings free for almost 3.4 million people in Massachusetts.
- Discrimination against women. The Affordable Care Act prevents insurance companies from discriminating against women or charging people more depending on their occupation.
- Coverage for young people. The Affordable Care Act allows students and young people to stay on their parents’ insurance until age 26.
- Prescription drugs. The Affordable Care Act helps the people of Massachusetts on Medicare save, on average, over $1000 on prescription drugs.
- Small business tax breaks. The Affordable Care Act provides tax breaks for small businesses who provide health care.