Arkansas Insurance Abuse Survivors to Join Protest in Run Up to State of the Union

Health Care Reform Supporters to Protest at U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Show What’s At Stake, Risk Arrest, and Demand Congress Finish Reform Right

Washington, DC – On Tuesday January 26th at noon, Kelly and David Arellanes along with a dozen families victimized by health insurance abuse will join health care reform supporters for a protest at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building. Many of the survivors of insurance abuse will be joined by organizational leaders in risking arrest at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce building to show their disgust with the Chamber’s extensive efforts to fight comprehensive health care reform, including its laundering tens of millions of dollars for the health insurance industry. The DC protest, on the day before the State of the Union address Wednesday night, will urge the President and Congressional leaders to continue their fight for health reform that will guarantee good coverage to all.
The Arellanes, who declared bankruptcy in 2005 after Kelly underwent emergency surgery for a horseback riding accident that left her in a coma, have been vocal advocates for health care reform throughout the debate.  More than a dozen families from around the country are coming to DC to tell their stories of denied care and atrocious mistreatment by the private health insurance industry. They will press Congress to stand with them no matter the unlimited spending by big corporations and special interests.

As the President prepares his address and Congressional leaders weigh how to fulfill their commitment to fix our broken health care system, the families and the pro-reform community will call on their elected officials to reaffirm their support for doing what’s best for people’s health care needs, standing up to special interests and corporate lobbyists, finishing comprehensive health care reform now, and finishing it right.

WHO:  Americans Victimized by Health Insurance Abuse and Organizational leaders including former member of Congress David Bonior, American Rights at Work; Jeff Blum, USAction; Deepak Bhargava, Campaign for Community Change; Roger Hickey, Campaign for America’s Future; Michael J. Wilson, Americans for Democratic Action; Greg Cendana, US Students Association.
WHAT:  Protest at U.S. Chamber of Commerce

WHEN:  Tuesday January 26th at 12pm

WHERE:  Begin at Lafayette Plaza  – 1615 H Street NW – Protesters march to and speak at Connecticut Ave entrance to U.S. Chamber building


About patlynch
I am a broadcaster in Arkansas, a former freelance writer and political columnist in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. Writing Coach. Speaker. Director of the Christian Foundations for Ministry program, and presently enrolled in the Anglican School of Ministry Master of Ministry program.

One Response to Arkansas Insurance Abuse Survivors to Join Protest in Run Up to State of the Union

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