- During the congressional recess week, take action to make your voice heard at local town halls and from home.
MEMBERS IN ACTION
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March for Health
Dr. Bruce Rector, New York State Director and Co-chair of the DFA Drug Pricing, Value, and Affordability Campaign, shares that on Saturday, April 1st, DFA-NY members marched with other physicians from our New York physician advocacy coalition, nurses, patients and union members to deliver a strong, unified message on the need for equitable and affordable access to high-quality healthcare for all. Speakers shared powerful stories on how the ACA benefited them as women, people with disabilities, people with mental health problems, LBGTQ members, freelance employees, veterans and more. Local politicians joined them on stage to speak about the need for equitable health care for all and DFA-NY member, Kamini Doobay, passionately spoke about the need to dismantle racism in healthcare.
Dr. Lisa Playmate, Washington State Director, also spoke at a March for Health rally in Washington. During her remarks she said, "When we moved to Seattle 10 years ago, I decided to follow my passion and go where I was most needed. I first went to eastern WA, to work with migrant workers in a federally funded community clinic; we did not ask for citizenship papers, and most of patients were in subsidized programs. I then worked for a special clinic in Rainier Valley, where our patients were frail, elderly, complex and poor - eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid. I cannot imagine how any of the patients I saw in either of those places could have been seen under the repeal plan."
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