Thursday, March 22, 2012

Nevadans Stand up to Say, "Thanks, Obamacare!"

Yesterday, we discussed why Nevada Democrats shouldn't be afraid of G-O-TEA attacks on "ObamaCare". Today, we heard from real Nevadans giving real life examples of why we really need the Affordable Care Act.

Pat Spearman, a local minister and community activist (who also happens to be running against Blue Dog Democrat John Lee in the SD 1 primary), gave a powerful speech in recalling the story of a parishioner and the stomach ache that turned out to be fatal.

Pastor Pat really moved the crowd with that speech. However, she wasn't the only one giving powerful testimony. PLAN's Michael Ginsburg and Planned Parenthood's Annette Magnus came to provide more wonky details on how Nevada specifically benefits from the Affordable Care Act.

As we discussed last Friday, there's no reason at all to fear and/or hate health care reform. To the contrary, Nevadans can look forward to better health care. So why on earth do we want to weaken or repeal fully the Affordable Care Act? That's something that Dean Heller, Mark Amodei, and Joe Heck should explain to Nevada's voters. You know, it's not a coincidence that today's rally was just outside Senator Dean Heller's office in Downtown Las Vegas.

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