District 12 ACA Town Hall: with or without Tiberi!February 15, 2017 10:37 pm Anne Evans
We’ve called, we’ve written, we’ve begged, and Rep. Tiberi still refuses to schedule a town hall to tell us what his plan is to replace the Affordable Care Act. So Indivisible: Ohio District 12 has decided to set one up for him.
Since he’s ignored petitions and phone calls from over 1,500 people, we hand-delivered an invitation for him to come to the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbus Wednesday, February 22nd, at 7 pm.
We’ll be waiting for him then, whether or not he shows up.
If he declines to come, we will have a slate of speakers, both patients and medical workers, share their stories about the impact of the Affordable Care Act, and where we can go from here.
Rep. Tiberi has been called “the quarterback” of the effort to dismantle the ACA, as he is the Chair of the Health Subcommittee of Ways and Means. Repealing the ACA before a new bill is ready could result in nearly one million Ohioans losing their health coverage, according to an Urban Institute study. Still, Rep. Tiberi has not been able to provide any solid, workable details on what a replacement plan would look like.
Attendees are encouraged to get creative and write out their questions, stories, or messages for Representative Tiberi to bring to the event. There will be a box to deposit the messages that will be delivered to Rep. Tiberi’s office. Messages can also be publically posted on the website: http://tiberitownhall.com/
We will also be accepting donations to help improve the health of all District 12 residents, through gathering personal care supplies for the Mid-Ohio Foodbank. Examples of needed items include diapers, vitamins, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, bar soap, body wash, and deodorant.