Health Care Vote

From LWV-US:

This could be our last chance to protect the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Senators are gearing up to vote on a new plan to replace the ACA before the end of the month.

It’s a last-ditch effort that will harm the American public by cutting health coverage and raising premiums and out of pocket costs for millions.

The legislation is sponsored by Senators Graham (R-SC) and Cassidy (R-LA). Like previous proposals, it is a partisan attempt to repeal the ACA.

The legislation will gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions, cut funding for Medicaid expansion, raise costs and eliminate coverage for millions of Americans.

Now is the time to call our Senators.

Tell them to reject the Graham-Cassidy health care legislation.
Graham-Cassidy will cause all the same devastating impacts as previous repeal legislation.

This legislation will cut coverage, raise costs, end Medicaid expansion, and gut protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
The country has moved on from repealing the ACA. Americans need a bipartisan solution that stabilizes health insurance marketplaces, protects children’s health and gets people the coverage they need.

The Affordable Care Act is not a perfect law but it has provided health care to millions of Americans who previously went without coverage. It is high time Congress stops trying to repeal this life-saving legislation.

Call our Senators today! This is our last chance to fight back.

Senator Roy Blunt –
D.C. Office – (202) 224-5721
Columbia Office – (573) 442-8151

Senator Claire McCaskill
D.C. Office – (202) 224-6154
Columbia Office – (573) 442-7130

Practicing Democracy!

“Practicing Democracy”

September 21, 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. and September 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. 9th Street, Columbia

Written by David Webber
Directed by Byron Scott

Tickets are $10 each, $5 for college students, and free for high school students
Details are at this website:  practicingdemocracy.org

The play – about two young ambitious candidates in a primary election meet an elder statesman aspiring to restore democracy– will provide an opportunity for lively discussion of very current issues:
–Is democracy in crisis?
–What are the ethical obligations for citizens and politicians?
–How does technology affect democracy?

This production is sponsored by LWV-CBC.

Plan to join us!  If you haven’t already ordered your ticket(s), please order tickets at the website: practicingdemocracy.org or send an email with your name, phone number, and preference for performance date to: lwvcbc@gmail.com

We hope to see you there!

Price Gouging of Prescription Drugs

 “Making a Killing: Price Gouging of Prescription Drugs. What Can Be Done?”

  Wednesday, September 13, 2017
  7:00 p.m.

On  CAT TV

Guest Speaker:  Jan Swaney, M.D.

   Jim Robertson, former managing editor, Columbia Tribune, moderator

Dr. Swaney will present material that was in the movie “Big-Pharma”, as well as describe actions that consumers and patients can do to afford their prescription drugs.

The show airs live at 7:00 p.m. on September 13. The program will be available a few days later on our website or at http://www.columbiaaccess.tv
The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
CAT TV can be found on Mediacom 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98.

Local Rallies in Kansas City & St. Louis

From LWV-US:
Local rallies to protect our right to vote:

On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the Pence-Kobach sham election Commission will meet for the second time. This Commission has one goal in mind: laying the groundwork for voter suppression by purging eligible voters from the rolls.

Tell the sham Commission: Our democracy is about participation—not purges.

The morning of the meeting, activists will rally in Manchester, NH, Atlanta, Kansas City, St. Louis, and Phoenix. Leagues are encouraged to participate in and promote these rallies as they see fit.

Missouri- St. Louis: Press Rally!
When: Tuesday, September 12, 11am CST
Where: St. Louis History Museum (Civil Rights Exhibit)
Address: 5700 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO63112

Kansas/Missouri-Kansas City: Press Rally!
When: Tuesday, September 12, 12pm CT
Where: Ilus Davis Park
Address: 1000 Locust St. Kansas City, MO 64106

Tell the sham Commission: We won’t let anything stop us from exercising our right to vote!