Protect Our Care Campaign
Health Care is under threat in Massachusetts. The proposals by the new adminstration in Washington could reverse the gains we have made in the past decade expanding coverage, improving care, and strengthening health equity.
Health Care For All is mobilizing Massachusetts residents to take action to protect our care, and fight for a better health care system - for everyone. Sign up in our 'Get Involved' page to stay informed on what you can do.
Our partner Community Catalyst is working to protect the Affordable Care Act throughout the country. If you are interested in the latest news on the Affordable Care Act and health reform, we encourage you to sign up for On Message Today, Community Catalyst’s daily email of the top health care headlines. You can subscribe here.
In addition to our advocacy work, Health Care For All is a co-convener for the Massachusetts Coalition for Coverage and Care. This coalition aims to preserve and improve access to, and the affordability of, health insurance coverage in Massachusetts and protect the gains in access to care, health, and health equity that have resulted from near universal coverage in the state.
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The Trump administration and Congressional Republicans have promised to repeal the ACA (Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare), and make severe cuts to federal funding for the Medicaid program. This would be devastating to health care in Massachusetts and throughout the country.
Please contact your friends and family who live in the states listed below, and ask them to call their Senators!
Tell them how health reform has been a success in Massachusetts, what is at stake if the ACA is repealed, and direct them to www.savemycare.org. There they just have to click the “Call Your Senator” box, enter their zip code and phone number, and the system connects them directly to their Senator's office, and provides them with instructions and suggested talking points. Or, they can call (866) 426-2631 directly and ask to be connected to their Senator(s).
You can also use the system yourself to thank Senators Warren and Markey for their support here in Massachusetts.
- Alaska: Lisa Murkowski and Dan Sullivan
- Arizona: Jeff Flake and John McCain
- Iowa: Chuck Grassley
- Maine: Susan Collins
- Nevada: Dean Heller
- Ohio: Rob Portman
- Pennsylvania: Pat Toomey
- Tennessee: Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker
- West Virginia: Shelly Moore Capito
You can send the www.savemycare.org link out to your friends using email, or send it to them through Facebook or Twitter (or, it's a good excuse to just call them).
'We Will Persist' Boston rally - Feb. 21st, 2017
Congressman Seth Moulton roundtable on risks posed by repeal of the ACA (Lynn Community Health Center) - Feb. 4, 2017
HCFA was invited to participate in a district event in Lynn hosted by Congressman Seth Moulton. A HelpLine client (and Lynn resident) shared her story as part of a roundtable discussion of people who have benefitted from the ACA. HCFA staff, alongside representatives from 1199SEIU and Massachusetts Senior Action Council, spoke to a group of local activists about the threats to the ACA, the impact on Massachusetts, and how they can get involved – we collected dozens of email addresses and interest in participating in the friends and family campaign.
For a Time Such as This, Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) Rally (Bethel AME Church, Boston) - Feb. 3, 2017
Over 900 GBIO members packed a church and neighboring buildings for an action-oriented event on criminal justice reform, affordable housing and health care. Steve Rosenfeld and Suzanne Curry provided an update about the threat of repeal of the ACA, and most importantly, re-affirmed our strong partnership with GBIO. Hundreds of GBIO members signed commitment cards to participate in the friends and family campaign.
Boston Center for Independent Living (BostonCIL) forum on how the ACA helps people with disabilities - Feb. 1, 2017
Boston Women's March (Boston Common) - Jan. 21, 2017
HCFA staff invited everyone on our organizing list to participate with us in the Boston Women’s March. A group of people marched along with us, holding signs about the importance of preserving the ACA.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren's 'Our First Stand: Save Health Care' Rally (Faneuil Hall) - Jan. 15, 2017
HCFA coordinated with Senator Warren’s office for the ‘Our First Stand: Save Health Care’ rally at Faneuil Hall. At the event, HCFA staff and volunteers distributed information about how to get involved with HCFA, as well as ‘ACA is Good for MA’ signs, which dominated the visuals of the event. We also mobilized dozens of people from partner organizations to attend the event.
ACA Press Conference with 1199SEIU (Massachusetts State House) - Jan. 12, 2017
HCFA partnered with 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East and the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization (GBIO) to organize a press conference at the State House, with the theme “Care not Chaos.” Speakers included Steve Rosenfeld from HCFA, Latia Holmes (health care worker and 1199SEIU member), John McDonough (Harvard School of Public Health), Courtney (a consumer who has benefited from the ACA), Rev. Burns Stanfield (GBIO), and Dennis Heaphy (Disability Policy Consortium). Representatives from several partner organizations also attended the event.