Doctors for America is leading the way in communities across the country. We are hitting the streets, talking to the community and educating people about the benefits available under the Affordable Care Act. From coast-to-coast our doctors are delivering one message: coverage is good medicine!
The ACA by the numbers:
- 2 weeks: That’s how long it took for the number of uninsured Oregonians to drop by 10%.
- 30 years: That’s how long Kentuckian Deborah Wright went uninsured. Today, she’s covered.
- $123: The amount it costs a Utah family of 5 per month for their new Marketplace plan.
- 5.2M: The number of people who can get covered if states say YES to Medicaid expansion.
DFA Coverage Champions Hard at Work
Team California ran a half marathon Race for Coverage in San Diego. While the race marked Dr. Carolyn Senger’s first half marathon ever, she and her husband took second place overall! Dr. Senger also spent the week speaking to groups about the benefits of getting covered. Here she is at an event in Balboa Park, San Diego.
Team Florida had a great turnout at their 5k Race for Coverage last weekend, which got picked up in the Tampa Tribune. Dr. Mona Mangat visited WEDU’s Florida this Week to do some ACA truth telling and urge Floridians to get covered.
Dr. Jason Schneider took part in CBS Atlanta’s live call center where he answered questions about the ACA.
Dr. Ram Krishnamoorthi and Sonny Patel, second year medical student from UIC School of Medicine, spoke to more than 100 people at a public panel discussion about health care reform at the Arlington Heights Memorial Library. He also recruited 14 Loyola students who signed up to take action in the Coverage is Good Medicine campaign in Chicago. As if that wasn’t fantastic enough, he also addressed a large crowd at the League of Women Voters meeting in the Arlington Heights-Mount Prospect-Buffalo Grove Area.
Dr. Jay Mathur and navigators from the LGBT Center in NYC spent National Coming Out Day canvasing in Union Square.
Dr. Seanta Clark spoke to 72 people about the benefits available under the ACA at an information session in Charlotte, NC this week.
Dr. Scott Poppen penned a powerful piece telling the story of a family in Utah who got covered for just $123 a month, and reminding us why we have to keep up the fight: Persistence Will Eventually Pay Off In Marketplaces.
Dr. Chris Lillis made a plea for Medicaid expansion at a hearing this week in Richmond. The Free Lance-Star picked up Dr. Lillis’ passionate call to seize this “historic opportunity to eliminate the problem of the uninsured.”
Team DC ran a Halloween themed Race for Coverage last weekend. Med students Liz Oler and Kate Prather gathered a large group to help raise funding and awareness for DFA’s Coverage is Good Medicine campaign!