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‘Save Your Health Care’ Rally Planned For Dayton Friday

May 19, 2017

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Crowds are expected in downtown Dayton Friday evening for a rally against repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Organizers say the protest is needed as the United States Senate prepares to take up legislation that would roll back key provisions of the federal health law.

The GOP-backed American Health Care Act, recently passed by the House, calls for cutting Medicaid funding and allowing states to seek waivers opting them out of some patient protections. 

Dayton Indivisible for All organizer Davin Flateau says it’s important to send a message to Ohio lawmakers that health care matters.

“We are paying very, very close attention to an issue that is very personal to us, and that impacts our family’s health and finances. We need health care that works, ensuring that people with pre-existing conditions can actually have affordable health care,” he says. 

Flateau is encouraging people to come prepared to share a health-care story at the rally. Organizers say they plan to collect and videotape the stories to send to Ohio lawmakers.  

The protest is being organized by a coalition of Miami Valley anti-Trump administration groups.

What: Save Your Health Care Rally

Where: Courthouse Square When: Friday, May 19, 2017 at 6:30 pm

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