Issues on Aging


Aging Issues

March 24, 2017

The House of Representatives has rescheduled their vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) – the legislation that will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – for later today. People’s health, services, and lives are at stake! We urgently need you, your family, and your friends to reach out to your Representative and tell them to stop the repeal of the ACA and the cuts to Medicaid. Call your Member of Congress today!

The Capitol Rotunda was closed for about an hour on Wednesday because of a protest of about 40 people, the majority of whom were in wheelchairs.

Members of the group ADAPT, which organizes disability rights activists, were protesting against the American Health Care Act currently being debated in Congress and proposed cuts to Medicaid.

Here's a good look for House Speaker Paul Ryan: calling out the Capitol Police to arrest a bunch of people in wheelchairs who are fighting for their lives against his Trumpcare bill.