Wednesday, June 27, 2012

After the Supreme Court Decides, It's Our Turn

The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule tomorrow on the high profile legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act. After the court speaks, it will be our turn.

This Thursday and Friday supporters of the health reform law will gather at events across Pennsylvania to say that no matter what the court decides Pennsylvanians want and deserve strong consumer protections and reforms to our health care.

In Pennsylvania, the Affordable Care Act has allowed 91,000 young adults to remain on their parents’ health plans, saved seniors an average of $662 per person on prescription drug costs, and provided free preventive care to 1.5 million seniors on Medicare and to hundreds of thousands of people with private insurance.

The law protects millions of Pennsylvanians from the worst insurance company abuses. Insurers can no longer deny you coverage for a necessary treatment, pull your coverage when you need it most, or put lifetime or annual limits on your benefits.

Have your own story to tell about the new health care law? Email Athena at the Pennsylvania Health Access Network (PHAN) or sign up to be part of PHAN's Rapid Response Team. Or Tweet your stories: Use the hashtag #ACAMeans and finish the sentence with what the law means for you. Get ready for a Twitter Rally on the day of the decision, using hashtags #ACA4PA, #SCOTUS, and #ACA.

Join other Pennsylvanians at an event near you this Thursday or Friday to show your support for these and other critical reforms included in the Affordable Care Act!

Day of the Decision: Thursday, June 28, 2012 

Harrisburg at 3:00 PM
State Capitol Front Steps
3rd Street Entrance
More info: Athena at (267) 257-6968

Scranton at 3:00 PM
The John Mitchell Statue
200 Adams Avenue
More info: Roxie at RoxieP9@aol.com

Wilkes-Barre at 3:00 PM
Public Square
Meet at the South Main Street Corner across from Rite Aid
More info: Roxie at RoxieP9@aol.com

Day after Decision: Friday, June 29, 2012 

Allentown at 12 Noon
 Harry A Roberts Plaza
More info: Dan at (610) 736-3264

Bucks County at 12 Noon
Rep. Tina Davis' Office
3611 Green Lane, Levittown
More info: Robin at rstelly@pennaction.org

Lancaster at 12 Noon
Binn's Park
100 Block North Queen Street
More info: Jonathan at (717) 475-8810

Philadelphia at 12 Noon
Governor Corbett's Office
Meet outside the Bellevue 224 S. Broad Street
 More info: Athena at (267) 257-6968

Pittsburgh at 12 Noon
Governor Corbett's Office
Meet outside, 301 Fifth Ave (near Fifth and Wood Street, Downtown)
More info: Erin at (412) 512-9225

Reading at 12 Noon
633 Court Street
More info: Mike at (610) 568-0937

Events are being hosted by the Pennsylvania Health Access Network, Keystone Progress, Know Your Care and several other groups working for meaningful health care reform.  This alert was sent to us by the Pennsylvania Budget & Policy Center.

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