UPDATE: Congratulations, Congressman.
Just one reason to vote for Congressman Cicilline…
The Supreme Court recently ruled that the Affordable Care Act is the law of the land. But tomorrow, House Republicans will vote yet again to repeal health care reform. Speaker Boehner has said that health care reform needs to be “ripped out by its roots” and Mitt Romney has vowed to overturn it “day one” if he is elected. David’s Republican opponent is marching in lock step with party leadership, saying that health care reform needs to be repealed and that he would vote to do so.
Repealing health care would mean that insurance companies can continue to deny coverage based on preexisting conditions, that millions of seniors will the see costs of their prescription drugs go up, that many women will still be charged more than men for the same coverage, that young people under the age of 26 will no longer be able to get insurance under their parents’ plans and that insurance companies keep imposing lifetime coverage caps on people with chronic conditions.
And from Karina Wood…
David is an intelligent, skilled and tenacious legislator, who is fighting to defend women’s reproductive rights and equal pay for equal work, he sponsored the Made in America bill to create new manufacturing jobs in RI, he’s working to pass the Buffett Rule for fair taxation and a bill to prevent former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists, and much more. He has consistently stood up for gun control when most politicians have been too cowardly to oppose the NRA. I’m voting for David on Tuesday, and I hope those of you who can will vote for him too. The stakes are far too high not to.
There is still much work to be done to improve our country’s health care system. But this radical attempt to undo any progress would be devastating for thousands of Rhode Islanders and millions of Americans.