Health Care Victory and Anniversary Celebration

Start: Friday, August 04, 201711:00 AM

End: Friday, August 04, 2017 1:00 PM

Last week after 7 months of intense activity, grassroots activism unexpectedly beat back attempts in Congress to gut the Affordable Care Act (ACA), decimate Medicaid, and end federal funding for Planned Parenthood.  The week marks the anniversary dates of Medicare and Medicaid on July 30, and the State Child Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) on August 5.  NYC area community groups and labor unions, joined by everyday New Yorkers, will come together to celebrate our federal health care programs and our recent victory in Congress.  We'll have a panel of experts talking about each program (Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP, ACA), share some stories from the recent weeks and months, and enjoy cake and refreshments.

RSVP please! Thurs. Aug. 3 at 12 noon ( we have enough cake!)

Sponsoring groups include [list in formation]: Center for Independence of the Disabled-NY, Children’s Defense Fund-NY, Health Care for All NY, Health Care for America Now-NYC, Medicaid Matters NY, Medicare Rights Center, Metro NY Health Care for All, NYS Alliance for Retired Americans, NY Statewide Senior Action Council.

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