Groups protest Davidson, vote


‘Die-in’ attendees say ACA changes harmful

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Approximately 20 protestors gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson's vote to repeal Obamacare.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Approximately 20 protestors gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson's vote to repeal Obamacare.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Approximately 20 protesters gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express their dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson’s vote to repeal Obamacare.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Approximately 20 protestors gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson's vote to repeal Obamacare.


Mike Ullery | Daily Call Approximately 20 protestors gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson's vote to repeal Obamacare.


By Melody Vallieu

mvallieu@civitasmedia.com

TROY — Local residents worried about the future of the nation’s health care rallied on Prouty Plaza on Sunday.

In what the three groups — Indivisible Miami County, Indivisible OH8 and Indivisible Springfield — called a “Die-in,” area residents gathered to let their concerns be heard and to oppose 8th Congressional District Rep. Warren Davidson’s (R-Troy) vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, widely known as Obamacare.

Concerns raised by the two groups at the rally said the Republican vote Thursday to cut Medicare, Medicaid and the ACA will:

• Take away health care from 24 million Americans

• Hike deductibles by $1,500 on average

• End the federal protections for people with pre-existing conditions

• Allow insurance companies to charge older Americans significantly more for their health care

• Cut $880 billion from Medicaid

• Put lifetime and annual benefit caps back on the table for even those with employer coverage

• Make women pay more for health insurance than men

• Defund Planned Parenthood

• Harm children with special needs by cutting special education funds for schools

• All in order to pay for $600 billion in tax breaks for the wealthy and corporations.

Lindsay Bohan of Indivisible Miami County said they planned the rally and gave notice just Friday, but that approximately 25-30 came out in support.

“I think our major concerns are with Congressman Warren Davidson. He represents the 8th District, he represents quite an area actually, and the fact that he voted yes — our representative voted for this bill — we have an issue with that. This bill will harm residents of the Miami Valley.”

Bohan, of Tipp City, said this bill will heavily impact those with pre-existing conditions.

“This bill could literally be the difference between life and death for people,” Bohan said. “It makes medical insurance for them so expensive that they won’t be able to afford it.”

Bohan said the two groups will continue to organize events as the bill makes its way to the Senate and beyond.

According to the release announcing the rally, the Indivisible Springfield and Indivisible Miami County groups are dedicated to resisting the Trump agenda by engaging in grassroots activism. It also said they are part of a grassroots movement following the Indivisible Guide in order to resist racism, authoritarianism, and corruption in government.

The Indivisible Miami County’s next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. May 18, at the Troy-Miami County Public Library. The also are on Facebook at Indivisible Miami County.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call
Approximately 20 protestors gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson’s vote to repeal Obamacare.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/05/web1_MU2_4193-2.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call
Approximately 20 protestors gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson’s vote to repeal Obamacare.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call
Approximately 20 protestors gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson’s vote to repeal Obamacare.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/05/web1_MU2_4169-2.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call
Approximately 20 protestors gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson’s vote to repeal Obamacare.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call Approximately 20 protesters gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express their dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson’s vote to repeal Obamacare.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/05/web1_MU2_4181-2.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call Approximately 20 protesters gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express their dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson’s vote to repeal Obamacare.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call
Approximately 20 protestors gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson’s vote to repeal Obamacare.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/05/web1_MU2_4183-2.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call
Approximately 20 protestors gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson’s vote to repeal Obamacare.

Mike Ullery | Daily Call
Approximately 20 protestors gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson’s vote to repeal Obamacare.
http://www.dailycall.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2017/05/web1_MU2_4185-2.jpgMike Ullery | Daily Call
Approximately 20 protestors gathered on Prouty Plaza in Troy on Sunday to express dissatisfaction with Rep. Warren Davidson’s vote to repeal Obamacare.
‘Die-in’ attendees say ACA changes harmful