For Immediate Release
Date: February 14th
Contact: Iris Hodge
Oregon’s Small Business Owners Oppose Repeal of ACA
The large-scale harm of repealing the ACA would greatly impact Oregon’s small businesses, says new report.
What: Press Conference
When: February 23rd at 10am
Where: Rose City Vision Care
2524 SE 122nd Ave. Portland OR 97236
Contact: Iris Hodge
Outreach Coordinator, Main Street Alliance of Oregon
As Republicans in Congress move forward with their plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Oregon’s local small business owners, impacted individuals, and healthcare experts will gather this Thursday, February 23rd, at 10am to release a new report that shows the effect of repeal on our state and to urge Congressional delegates to reject repeal. Main Street Alliance of Oregon members across the state are working and taking steps to protect access to coverage and look out for their bottom lines.
There is still no clear replacement plan that matches the ACA’s record of providing quality care at a lower cost for more people, and no plan that ensures the ACA’s protections against gender discrimination and pre-existing conditions remain in place. Yet lawmakers in Washington, DC continue to move forward with repeal efforts, seemingly without regard for the impact on communities.
Over 400,000 men, women, and children depend on the ACA for health coverage in Oregon. The report compiles data about the specific effects of repeal for insured Oregonians as well as broader impacts for jobs, the economy and Oregon’s state budget. Oregon’s small business owners will explain how they, their employees, families, and communities have thrived under the ACA.
Below are immigration legal services and know your rights resources.
Download a poster for your storefront and sign the statement against hate here: http://www.mainstreetalliance.org/hate_has_no_business_here
Know Your Rights Card - https://www.ilrc.org/red-cards
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
Oficina de McMinnville:
Immigration Counseling Service (ICS)
Hood River Office/Oficina de Hood River:
Centro de Servicios Para Campesinos
300 Young St,
Woodburn, OR 97071
Sponsors Organized to Assist Refugees
7931 NE Halsey St., Ste 302
Portland, OR 97213
Center for NonProfit Legal Services, Inc.
225 W. Main St.
Medford, OR 97501
Lane County Legal Aid Advocacy Center
376 E. 11th Ave,
Eugene, OR 97401
Catholic Charities of Portland
Immigration Legal Services
2740 S.E. Powell Blvd.
Portland, OR 97202