1199SEIU Healthcare Workers and Community Leaders Will Deliver Valentines To Congresswoman StefanikFebruary 13, 2017
For Immediate Release:
Contact: Mark Spadafore | 315.744.3555
“Have a heart Elise Stefanik! Show us a real plan to keep Americans covered before you vote to take away the healthcare we count on.”
WHAT: Media Opportunity: 1199SEIU members and community activists and leaders will be calling on newly-elected Congresswoman Elisa Stefanik to not vote for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, without a plan in place. This is part of a growing effort across the state and the country; working people and healthcare advocates are calling on their Congressional representatives to make affordable healthcare a priority.
WHEN: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: 88 Public Square, Suite A, Watertown
WHO & WHAT: Labor, community groups, grassroots activists and others will deliver very special Valentine's Day cards to Congresswoman Stefanik.
IMPACT OF REPEALING AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE WITHOUT A PLAN IN PLACE
• 84,824 North Country residents will be at risk for losing healthcare coverage.
• North County counties will potentially lose $11 million in state funding. That means less money for police, schools, and other essential county services – or higher taxes to make up the shortfall.
• Over 4,000 jobs will be at risk in Rep. Stefanik’s district, 131,000 statewide.
• Premiums are likely to double for the 10,000 North Country residents who buy private insurance on ACA exchanges.
• Seniors will lose $700 in Medicare coverage for prescription drugs.
• While New York continues to battle a heroin epidemic, the fight against opioid and other drug addictions will be devastated by funding loss.
• Reduction in Medicare payments to every hospital, nursing home, and home health agency in the North Country.
• Hospitals in Rep. Stefanik’s district could lose up to $26 million per year in federal funding.
• Statewide, hospitals could lose up to $2 billion per year in federal funding.