Our governor needs to know we expect him to adopt Medicaid expansion for all Kansas citizens whose health, homes, and happiness depend on it.
Two days before the Obamacare enrollment deadline, MoveOn members hosted "Health Care for All" events across the country. With media and elected officials watching closely, we gathered with signs and flyers in high-traffic areas to remind people that Republicans are responsible for blocking more than 5 million people from getting health coverage by refusing to accept federal money to expand Medicaid. We asked drivers to honk their horns for health care, and gave flyers to pedestrians with more details on how they could join the fight. Here are some photos from the day of action:
Beginning March 3, we put up billboards—funded by small dollar donations from MoveOn members—in six states (Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Virginia). The billboards are designed to mimic current state tourism campaigns, and to call out the governors and state legislators standing in the way of Medicaid expansion. Here's a look:
Updated: We'll be unveiling billboards in Oklahoma, Kansas, and North Carolina beginning March 31.
Twenty five states and the District of Columbia have expanded Medicaid, but Republican governors and state legislatures in another twenty one states are standing in the way. They are, in effect, denying health care access to more than 5 million Americans and their actions could undermine the Affordable Care Act.
MoveOn members are going all-in to win Medicaid expansion and to make sure that Republican governors like Bobby Jindal and Rick Scott know there will be political consequences for their refusal to put their states' citizens' health first.