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Rally for Healthcare
July 29, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Healthcare must be a right for all and not a privilege for the few. Democrats and Republicans are patients first. It’s time for Congress to prioritize patients over politics!
We are outraged by the rushed passage of the American Health Care Act without without public hearings, and without input from the medical community or consumers. We are rallying on July 29th to stop Congress from further damaging our healthcare system and millions of American families. Legislation pending in Congress would cause as many as 24 million Americans to lose coverage; roll back funding for lifesaving services like cancer screenings, maternity care, and substance use disorder treatment; and dramatically scale back Medicaid, causing irreparable harm to the most vulnerable among us.
Felicia Anthony – Healthcare professional caring for the elderly and developmentally disabled
Rushern Baker – County Executive, Prince George’s County
Jackie Black – Mother, grandmother, and healthcare advocate
Thereasa Black – Naval officer, single mother, law school graduate
Senator Ben Cardin – Advocate, Affordable Care Act, lead the fight to guarantee dental care for children in the Children’s Health Insurance Program
Vinny DeMarco – President of the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative
Chrissy Holt – Hemophilia mom and advocate
Eve Hurwitz – Director, March On Maryland, mother, veteran, business owner
Ben Jealous – Former president of NAACP, professor, community organizer
Beth Landry, RN – Healthcare Organizer, Progressive Maryland
Jamal Lee – Small business Owner
Senator Rich Madaleno – Chair, MD Senate Health and Human Services Subcommittee
Delegate Joseline Peña-Melnyk – Chair, MD House Subcommittee on Public Health, attorney
Alec Ross – Author, teacher, former Senior Advisor in Obama administration
Dr. Danna Tauber – Hospital-based pediatrician
Mike Taylor, RN – Gestational diabetes specialist