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Disability led action against healthcare bill around the country

National ADAPT organizes week of actions

Yesterday (June 27), we all learned that U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell decided to delay a vote on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) until at least July 10, when the U.S. Senate comes back from recess. The BCRA, the new version of the American Health Care Act, continues to leverage cuts to Medicaid as a way to save money for tax breaks elsewhere. Nationwide, this week launched off with tons of protests across the country. The delay on the bill is perceived as an effort to allow time for Senate leadership to make deals with Republican Senators who are still not on board with the legislation.

The delay, and the horse trading, means that it is really important to support efforts to resist cuts to Medicaid, cuts to employer insurance, and damage to the individual market. The eyes of activists are very much upon the many ADAPT actions that have happened and are happening nationwide. You can follow the actions at the National ADAPT Facebook page, as well as at the @nationaladapt Twitter account. They are using the hashtags #adaptandresist #nocutsnocaps #savemedicaid and #protectourcare.

The ADAPT actions are collecting tons of press across the country. A sample:

Denver sit-in at Senator Gardner's office This is still in progress 24 hours later

Reno sit in coverage

Sit in At Senator Moran's office in Kansas

Senator Cotton's office in Arkansas

And from Rolling Stone !

See this link to learn more about ADAPT actions happening across the country today and tomorrow. The actions are also being coordinated with the National Council on Independent Living.

Amber Smock
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