Indivisible KC's Kansas Week in Action: October 16th
Hello, fellow Kansans!
We go into this week facing a familiar adversary on familiar ground. This past week, Trump ordered the suspension of subsidy payments to insurance companies as specified by the ACA. These payments help make affordable plans available to low- and middle-income Americans. Ending the payments will cause a huge increase of the cost of plans on the individual market, lead to more insurers pulling out of the market, and destabilize the entire industry.
This chaos, of course, is entirely to plan.
Fortunately, even though this new crisis in health care coverage didn't start in Congress, we're ready to take action and fight back. Each new wave threatens to sap our willingness to fight, but we must not back down.
Here's what we have planned for the week:
Congress still has not reauthorized CHIP, the program that helps provide health care for kids from low- and middle-income families. Keep calling - this is one thing they must find a way to pass. Our children must be held harmless in Washington's dysfunction. Click here for phone numbers and call details.
Wednesday, October 18th
It's time to be noisy and visible in defense of health care. Join us on Wednesday, October 18th at rush hour as we rally near the Country Club Plaza to make sure people know what's happening. Bring a sign, bring a flag, bring a friend. Click here for more details.
Tuesday, October 24th
Next Tuesday, we're keeping it local with a health care town hall in cooperation with Alliance for a Healthy Kansas. Join us for a discussion on how what happens in DC affects us here at home, and on what a KanCare expansion would mean for all of us. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
And don't look away - there's plenty more to resist where that came from
- The investigation into Russia's interference in our elections continues (NPR)
- Trump opted to not certify the Iran nuclear deal (NY Times), leaving the matter in the hands of Congress, and walking a path away from the rest of the world.
- As 90% of the island remains without power, Congressman Ryan vows to secure funding (Washington Post for recovery. He must be held to that.
Keep calling, keep writing, keep showing up. Tell a friend what you're doing. Tell a friend what they can do. Never doubt that every act of resistance matters.
In solidarity and service-