Docs for America is promoting the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) through the Southeast US, from RNC to DNC.
You can find out more and donate to the tour at www.drsforamerica.org
Here's the latest letter from the Patients over Politics RV gang:
We’re on day 6 of the Patients Over Politics bus tour with doctors across the country, and we had to share some amazing experiences we’ve had on the road.Tour details for the weekend below the squiggle.
Thursday, we descended on Lykes Gaslight Park a few blocks from the RNC, and over 20 media outlets came to interview us - from blogs, newspapers, radio, and TV! We spoke from the heart and told the truth about the myths and facts on health reform.
Tuesday, at our University of South Florida event, a 22-year-old student, Craig, approached us and said he had no health insurance. Unfortunately, he got sick last year and has a hefty hospital bill – and he’s worried that he could get sick again. His eyes lit up when we told him about the coverage provisions for young adults under the age of 26 – he had never heard of this before.
The other day, as we were getting dinner, Kelly, a middle aged restaurant owner in Clearwater ran up to us in the parking lot and asked about our RV. She told us that despite working 7 days a week, she can’t afford health insurance. Samantha, a mother and cancer survivor who we met in Eatonville, told us how relieved she felt when she discovered she could now get coverage despite her pre-existing condition.
Saturday, September 1: Health Reform Matters to Atlanta
12:30 pm: Press Conference and Delivering Declarations of Support to Local Officials
206 Washington Street
10:00am - 4:00pm: Black Pride Festival Health FairSunday, September 2: Health Reform Matters to Columbia, South Carolina
Black Pride Festival
590 W. Peachtree St.
1:00pm-2:30pm: Education Forum and Prevention Screening
Bible Way Church of Atlas Road
2440 Atlas Rd
5:30pm: Health Reform and Physician Advocacy 101Monday, September 3: Health Reform Matters to Families and Children in Charlotte, NC
University of South Carolina Medical School
12:00pm-6:00pm: Charlotte, NC - DFA Exhibit at CarolinaFest
On Tryon St. between Stonewall and Trade
We will have our RV and a booth in the "Families and Children" section of CarolinaFest. We'll have interactive ways to learn about the Affordable Care Act and how to stay healthy.