VOTE NOW FOR THE BEST OF ORLANDO® 2021!

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Orlando organizers plan rally against Trumpcare this morning

Posted By on Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 9:04 AM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY MONIVETTE CORDEIRO
  • Photo by Monivette Cordeiro
As House Republicans get ready to repeal parts of Obamacare on Thursday, local organizers in Orlando have planned a rally this morning against the GOP's replacement plan.

Republican leaders say the American Health Care Act, also known as Trumpcare, will fix a broken system created by the Affordable Care Act, but opponents say it will leave millions uninsured, give the wealthy tax breaks and cut billions in funding to Medicaid.



"Because of the ACA, more than 20 million people have gained health coverage, women can no longer be indiscriminately charged more than men for health coverage, and insurers can no longer impose high costs that effectively block people with pre-existing conditions and the elderly from accessing care that is essential to their health and well-being," For Florida's Future organizers say in a press release. "With more than 2.2 million Floridians at-risk of losing health coverage, it is no surprise that an overwhelming majority of Floridians strongly oppose key provisions of the Republican plan."

Organizers say they will be holding a rally against Trumpcare in front of Marco Rubio's downtown Orlando office on 201 S. Orange Ave. at 11:30 a.m. Speakers include Anna Eskamani, with Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida; Keinon Carter, a Pulse survivor who's dealing with medical costs; and Kirk Root, an Orlandoan with cerebral palsy and epilepsy who depends on Medicaid.

Tags: , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

May 12, 2021

View more issues

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation