“Care Force One” Makes Stop in Reno on National Bus Tour
(Reno, Nevada) – Today, Assemblywoman Amber Joiner joined Councilman David Bobzien and Nevadans with pre-existing conditions at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park to speak out against the devastating repercussions of health care repeal.
The event was part of Protect Our Care’s nationwide bus tour calling attention to Republicans’ attempts to sabotage health care, including a lawsuit that would gut protections for Nevadans with pre-existing conditions.
The 1,215,300 Nevadans living with a pre-existing condition would be in jeopardy if a judge sides with President Trump and the GOP in their lawsuit.
At the event, Clint Koble said, “The threat to health care is very real – from votes in Congress to repeal health care, to the current lawsuit that would eliminate protections for pre-existing conditions. Republicans just won’t stop on their mission to make health care coverage harder to access for everyday Americans. That’s what we’re fighting here today.”
“Nearly every family in Nevada would be affected by the change to deny access to affordable health insurance to those with pre-existing conditions. We are here today to stand up, take action, and fight for what is right. All families must have access to quality, affordable health care,” Assemblywoman Amber Joiner said.
“Since day one of the Trump Administration, the agenda has been to eviscerate the Affordable Care Act,” echoed Councilman David Bobzien. “I am proud to stand here today and stand up to leaders in Congress who have aided and abetted this mission, and threatened the health care protections and coverage of millions of Nevadans.”
Vivian Leal, a Nevadan with Multiple Sclerosis, said, “Senator Heller´s betrayal perpetuates a Nevada and a nation of medical hostages. We have them in every family and every social group. Our collective lack of health care as a country is a crisis level plague on our citizens. The sicker we are, the higher the profits for an exploitative industry and the larger the donations Heller pulls in from them. Our NV Senator is complicit in a legislatively-enabled racket where a few make a killing while patients pay, suffer and die. He sold us out.”
Cory Hernandez, who also has a pre-existing condition, “Republicans are using every trick in the book to take away the health care of millions. Nevadans are sick and tired, and we are not going to take it anymore.”
“The stakes have never been higher for Nevadans’ health care,” said Andres Ramirez of Protect Our Care Nevada. “Since the enactment of the Affordable Care Act, approximately 294,000 Nevadans have gained health insurance. This is all in jeopardy due to Republicans’ repeal and sabotage agenda, including Rep. Mark Amodei and Sen. Dean Heller’s votes to repeal health care. Nevadans want this Republican war on health care to end, plain and simple. That’s why we’re here today.”
The bus heads to Las Vegas tomorrow before traveling to Arizona. More details about upcoming stops can be found here.