small business, farmers, the self-employed – virtually all Iowans – will be hurt by health care repeal.
They will be joined by retirees, health professionals, those helped by the ACA and others.
The Main Street of Iowa is partnering with Iowa Citizen Action Network, Progress Iowa,
Americans for Democratic Action-Iowa, Every Child Matters and others.
[DES MOINES, IOWA] – Iowa’s small business owners are concerned about the GOP’s rushed, furtive push to repeal the Affordable Care Act and the impact it will have on their businesses, employees, and communities. Despite overwhelming national disapproval, Senate Republican leadership is moving quickly behind closed doors to pass a bill that is 90% similar to the hugely unpopular House version. The Senate’s bill will still strip 23 million people of health care; cut $800 billion in Medicaid funding that provides care for the nation’s elderly, disabled, and those living in poverty; and yet gives the country’s wealthiest a $600 billion tax break.
For Main Street small businesses, the Senate’s version of the American Health Care Act is not only immoral, but also bad for the bottom line. Small business owners will gather to call on Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst to protect Iowa small businesses by rejecting any health care bill that will hurt the American economy like this one will.
The Senate insisting on working behind closed doors is causing uncertainty among many Iowans. Also speaking at the conference will be the President of the Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans, a registered nurse and an Iowan whose family was saved from financial destruction by the ACA.
WHAT: Press conference highlighting how Iowans have been helped by the Affordable Care Act.
WHO: Mike Draper, Owner, Raygun. (Leader in the Main Street Alliance)
Midge Slater, President, Iowa Alliance for Retired Americans
Christie Sherrard, Registered Nurse
Ross Daniels, family helped by the ACA
WHEN: Thursday, June 22, 2017 at 4:00 pm
WHERE: Neal Smith Federal Building, 210 Walnut Street, Des Moines