Activists in D.C. Defend Affordable, Accessible Health Care: #SavetheACA

Lauryn Gutierrez

In response to the recent calls from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) for constituents around the country to outwardly express their support for the Affordable Care Act (ACA), supporters convened in Washington, D.C. over the past week at a number of events aimed at raising the profile of people who have directly benefited from the ACA.

Rewire documented the medical students, politicians, patients, health-care providers, and leaders of Planned Parenthoodan organization continually under attack from anti-choice politicianswho gathered at advocacy events at the White House and on the Hill to signal to President Trump and Congress they aren’t giving up the ACA “without a fight.” A frequent refrain across #SavetheACA events was “access to health care is a right, not a privilege!”