Congressional Republicans are working to pass a healthcare bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which will cause millions of people to lose health care and be particularly devastating to women. The Senate GOP crafted their bill in secret and released a “discussion draft” Thursday. A report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) on the bill’s impact to coverage and affordability is expected early next week.
Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants a vote on bill by the July 4th recess, meaning that many Senators will be voting on a bill just days after they’ve had a chance to see it and understand its implications. With conservative Senators reluctant to sign on, it is likely to get worse in the amendment process.
Senator Portman has not stated how he would vote on the bill and needs to hear from constituents.
Below are materials to help you support the resistance to the Senate’s Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) by spreading the word, becoming better informed, and helping show Senator Portman that Ohioans are united in opposition to a harmful bill, crafted behind closed doors.
We will update this page as needed until the vote occurs.
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Events are being organized around Ohio to show support for preserving healthcare coverage and to urge Senator Portman to vote no on the BCRA. We will update this list as events are created. Send us info about yours at email@example.com
Don’t Take Our Healthcare Rally with Bernie Sanders (Columbus)
11:30am Express LIVE 405 Neil Ave, Columbus
Stand Up For Healthcare Rally (Warren)
6 – 7:30 pm, Courthouse Square 105 High St NE, Warren
Day of Opposition (Cincinnati)
10 am – 7 pm (events vary), Portman Office, 312 Walnut St., Cincinnati
Medicaid Community Event and Press Conference
4pm, United Way of Greater Cincinnati, 2400 Reading Road, Cincinnati
Rally to Save Healthcare (Cleveland)
5:30 pm, Public Square, Cleveland
Stop Playing Games with Our Healthcare – Statehouse Rally (Columbus)
5:30 pm, Ohio Statehouse, High and Broad Streets, Columbus
Health Care Community Conversation (Marietta)
5:30pm, Marietta City Lookout Park, 801 Lancaster St, Marietta
Say NO! To Trumpcare (Toledo)
5:30pm, Levis Square 285 N Saint Clair St, Toledo
Health Care Community Conversation (Youngstown)
6pm, The Federal, 110 W. Federal, Youngstown