Contact: Cristina DiChiera
On April 3, to mark the 13th Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) passage, members of the Rhode Island Federal Delegation, Congressmen David Cicilline and Seth Magaziner, are invited to a Town Hall to discuss where the country was before the ACA and where the ACA stands now. We will learn how the legislation has been critical for the health and well-being of Rhode Islanders; the level of coverage it provides for primary, behavioral health, and preventative care, including reproductive care; and we will discuss how the ACA has advanced health equity and how the ACA can be preserved into the future.
What: This public information event will discuss the ACA’s role in providing comprehensive coverage and more equitable access to healthcare, including reproductive care options, and the importance of codifying patient protections at the state level.
When: Monday, April 3, from 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.
Where: United Way, 50 Valley Street, Providence, First Floor Conference Room
Who: Hosted by The Womxn Project Education Fund, in partnership with The Womxn Project and Protect Our Healthcare Coalition RI
Why: This event celebrates the longevity of the ACA, despite its many political attacks. The ACA has been a lifeline for millions of Americans for more than a decade, proving its value during the recent pandemic more than ever before. With nearly 15 million Americans expected to lose Medicaid coverage after the public health emergency officially ends in May, affordable healthcare in ACA marketplaces will be critical in ensuring people maintain access to affordable care.
About The Womxn Project Education Fund
The Womxn Project Education Fund is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that uses the arts to build a more just and equitable Rhode Island. The arts are a powerful tool for individual expression, cultural exchange, and mutual understanding, which we believe are essential for a healthy and democratic society. TWPEF combines the creativity and emotional impact of the arts with the strategies of activism to encourage civic engagement, advance social justice, and promote political progress.
About the Womxn Project
The Womxn Project (TWP) is a statewide organization dedicated to building a strong movement that harnesses the power of art, activism and advocacy. We believe that together we can dismantle systems of oppression and uplift the voices of people in our communities throughout Rhode Island in order to shift power and shape the policies that impact our lives and the lives of our neighbors.
About Protect Our Healthcare Coalition RI
Protect Our Healthcare is a coalition of leading Rhode Island community and service organizations and hundreds of individuals with a mission to protect access to quality, affordable healthcare for all Rhode Islanders. The Coalition strives to bring the voice of individual consumers and organizations to Federal and State legislative and policy debates. We advocate with members of our Congressional Delegation, in the RI General Assembly, and in Rhode Island state government including at the Office of Health Insurance Commissioner (OHIC) via the Health Insurance Advisory Council (HIAC), and at the state’s Medicaid Child & Family Consumer Advisory Council (CAC).
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