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Medicaid Awareness Month Kicks Off With Events Nationwide; Advocates Sound The Alarm On Trump Lawsuit

By April 5, 2019April 8th, 2019No Comments

This week, Protect Our Care and partners nationwide kicked off Medicaid Awareness Month by holding press events and rallies with elected officials and health care advocates to showcase the life-saving impact of Medicaid for millions of Americans. Leaders and advocates in Arizona, Iowa, Maine, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Ohio spoke about the importance of Medicaid for seniors, people with disabilities, children and families, and in combating the opioid epidemic. Event participants also highlighted what’s at stake in the ongoing Trump lawsuit, which would rip apart our existing health care, kick millions off their coverage, and do irreparable harm to Medicaid in the process. Next week, leaders and advocates in Georgia, Colorado, and Alaska will also speak on these important issues.

Events From April 2-5:

Arizona

Protest Outside Sen. McSally’s Phoenix Office

Speakers: Indivisible AZ

Protect Our Care AZ

Press Conference at the Arizona State Capitol

Speakers:  State Rep. Charlene Fernandez

State Rep. Kelli Butler

Will Humble, Executive Director of the Arizona Public Health Association

Iowa

Press Conference Outside Sen. Ernst & Sen. Grassley’s Offices

Speakers: Progress Iowa

Indivisible Iowa

Protect Our Care Iowa

Maine

Press Conference at Maine State House

Speakers: State Sen. Linda Sandborn

Maine Women’s Lobby

Mainers for Accountable Leadership

New Hampshire

Press Conference Outside State House

Speakers: State Senate Majority Leader Dan Feltes

Zandra Rice Hawkins, Granite State Progress

Protect Our Care NH & members of the NH Health Care Coalition

North Carolina

Trump Lawsuit + Medicaid Press Call

Speakers: Stacy Staggs, Little Lobbyists

Bob Etheridge, Former Congressman and Chair of Rural Forward

Brad Woodhouse, Executive Director of Protect Our Care

Ohio

Trump Lawsuit + Medicaid Press Call

Speakers: State Sen. Tina Maharath

State Rep. Erica Crawley

Kendall Mays, veteran and health care advocate

Brenda Searcy, Medicaid expansion advocate