With 50 Days Until the Election, Protect Our Care Launches “Your Health, Your Vote” Virtual Bus Tour 

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Washington, DC — Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) joined Protect Our Care to kick off the “Your Health, Your Vote” virtual bus tour to make sure voters know health care is on the ballot in November. Since taking office, President Trump and his Republican allies in Congress have been waging a war on health care including their botched coronavirus response, refusal to provide Americans with meaningful COVID relief through legislation, proposed cuts to Medicaid and Medicare and failure to lower the cost of prescription drugs. 

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“Instead of trying to crush coronavirus, [the president] is trying to crush the Affordable Care Act, and we’re going to make sure he does not do that,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. “This election is essential. That is what is at stake this election.”

“As your bus virtually travels through each of these 16 states, you’ll find the number one election issue on people’s minds is health care, and you’ll find they trust Democrats to increase accessibility, safeguard protections for pre-existing conditions and lower health care costs,” said Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer. “Americans are ready for leaders who will keep up that fight, especially in the fact of the relentless attacks from Republicans. That’s why Democrats are going to win across the board in November.”

“Health care is on the ballot in 2020, and Trump has taken every opportunity to sabotage our health care, pledging to rip health care away from millions, gut protections for pre-existing conditions and slash funding for Medicaid and Medicare — even in the midst of a pandemic,” said Protect Our Care Chair Leslie Dach. “With 50 days until the election, it’s time to hold President Trump and his Republican enablers in Congress accountable for their war on health care.” 

“From his fumbling of the country’s coronavirus response to his relentless efforts to rip health care from millions of Americans by trying to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, Donald Trump has shown us his real agenda — sabotaging our health care,” said Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse. “We want to make sure voters know that four more years of Donald Trump would be a disaster for health care.”

The virtual tour will make stops in 16 key 2020 states: Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, New Hampshire, Maine, Iowa, Arizona, Montana, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Illinois and Texas to hold Trump and his Republican allies in Congress accountable for his relentless attacks on health care and his complete mismanagement of the coronavirus pandemic. The tour will also include other special events. 

This is Protect Our Care’s third national bus tour. The “Your Health, Your Vote” tour will feature important local voices, including elected leaders, health care advocates and storytellers, from each state in a virtual format to highlight the impact of Trump’s failed coronavirus leadership, his ongoing war on pre-existing conditions, Medicaid and Medicare and his failure to lower the cost of prescription drugs — and contrast them with the leadership of House and Senate Democrats and Vice President Biden.