Keep America Covered: Chicago Health Professionals Die-In

  • Federal Plaza 50 West Adams Street Chicago, IL, 60610 United States

Join us on March 18th, when health professionals and students from around the city of Chicago will come together to have a “die-in” at Federal Plaza to represent the 24 million patients who would be harmed by losing their coverage in the event of an ACA repeal without an adequate replacement and to demand a bipartisan solution for inadequate health care coverage in America.

As talk of Affordable Care Act Repeal resounds through the country, the medical community has become increasingly concerned about the state of healthcare in the United States. 

Many health professionals and students believe that repealing the ACA without an adequate replacement plan puts our patients – especially our most vulnerable patients – at risk. 

5000 health professionals students from around the country have signed a petition demanding that legislators maintain the following tenets of the ACA, which we will advocate for once again at our demonstration: 
•Bar insurance companies from discriminating against patients with pre-existing conditions or from setting yearly or lifetime caps on insurance benefits.
•Keep the individual mandate requiring most Americans to obtain and maintain health insurance, which is critical to making the above point possible.
•Maintain the health insurance marketplaces, which promote free market competition and allow individuals and small businesses to access health insurance.
•Continue subsidizing the cost of health insurance, making coverage affordable for all Americans.
•Maintain the expanded threshold of Medicaid coverage, and continue the federal commitment to match state Medicaid expenses. These are our most vulnerable patients.
•Maintain the requirement that insurers cover ‘essential health benefits,’ in order to guarantee quality health insurance plans.

To add your voice to the petition, sign here: https://medium.com/@protectourpatients/do-no-harm-protectourpatients-petition-to-congress-3dcfaf59d57#.ggzodznk3

Stay tuned for updates about the program, as we are currently in contact with representatives from the offices of Senator Durbin, Senator Duckworth, Governor Rauner, and the AMA.