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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.

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.

Tour details for the weekend below the squiggle.

Saturday, September 1: Health Reform Matters to Atlanta

12:30 pm: Press Conference and Delivering Declarations of Support to Local Officials

State Capitol
206 Washington Street
Atlanta, GA

10:00am - 4:00pm: Black Pride Festival Health Fair

Black Pride Festival
Melia Hotel

590 W. Peachtree St.
Atlanta, GA

Sunday, September 2: Health Reform Matters to Columbia, South Carolina
1:00pm-2:30pm: Education Forum and Prevention Screening

Bible Way Church of Atlas Road
2440 Atlas Rd
Columbia, SC

5:30pm: Health Reform and Physician Advocacy 101

University of South Carolina Medical School
Location TBD

Monday, September 3: Health Reform Matters to Families and Children in Charlotte, NC
12:00pm-6:00pm: Charlotte, NC - DFA Exhibit at CarolinaFest

CarolinaFest
On Tryon St. between Stonewall and Trade
Charlotte, NC

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.

Originally posted to Ptolemy on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 05:51 AM PDT.

Also republished by Kos Georgia.

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