May 8, 2017

Protesters Call For Young To Support Women's Health Care

Article origination IPBS-RJC
Protesters gather in front of U.S. Sen. Todd Young's offices, calling on him to not support the American Health Care Act. - Jill Sheridan/IPB

Protesters gather in front of U.S. Sen. Todd Young's offices, calling on him to not support the American Health Care Act.

Jill Sheridan/IPB

A small group gathered to protest outside the offices of U.S. Sen. Todd Young (R-Ind.) in after the U.S. House of Representatives sent the Affordable Care Act’s replacement to the U.S. Senate.

The Women’s March Indiana Chapter gathered supporters in downtown Indianapolis to speak out against the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare and support women’s healthcare.

Nancy Hanson has been showing up at Young’s office every week for months. She says she’s worried about the Republican reform bill called the American Health Care Act or AHCA.

“I’m worried about health care for myself, I’m on Medicare,” says Hanson. “What’s happening is they are trying to make all these cuts: some to Medicare, some to Medicaid.”

The Women’s March is urging people to sign a pledge to unite against any policies or legislation that limits women’s health care rights. Conner Keeney is worried Young will support such measures.

“He has continuously voted against a woman’s right to regulate her own body and his previous voting record and rhetoric would suggest that he is in favor of corporatizing healthcare and removing access for his people,” says Keeney.

In a statement, Young says the Affordable Care Act has failed and that he looks forward to working on a replacement that, in his words, “makes health care better for every Hoosier.”

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