West Michigan part of National Healthcare ‘Die-In’ today

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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Activists across the country are holding a day of so-called ‘Die-Ins’ on Sunday, June 4, to protest the Republican’s American Health Care Act of 2017 which, according to the latest CBO report, would strip 14 million Americans of health insurance in 2018.

Protests in West Michigan will take place in Grand Haven’s Bi-Centennial Park on S. Harbor Drive between Clinton and Franklin from 2-4 p.m. Invited speakers include Congressman Bill Huizenga of Michigan’s 2nd Congressional District and Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow, and Gary Peters.

A protest is also planned in Kalamazoo.

‘Die-Ins’ are currently planned for New York City; Santa Rosa, Calif., New Haven, Conn., Honolulu, Boston and Northampton, Mass.

The demonstrations are organized by grassroots groups, including #GetOrganizedBK, Action Together Connecticut, Essex Rising, Forward Kenosha and Take Back Health USA.

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  • Jessie

    Well time for Huizenga to go right along by with Amash.
    Both lose my vote next time, apparently both of them failed to understand who they work for and what we wanted them to do.

  • Kevin Rahe

    The Republicans’ plan certainly doesn’t go far enough in dismantling the ACA or addressing the core problems with health care, but if it’s sustainable and ends up having more people insured than there were before the ACA was enacted, we’ll be better off than we are now.

  • Old Bob

    Does this mean they can’t go to Blue Cross and buy health care like everyone else can. No it doesn’t. These people want me to help pay for their health care. No one has ever help me pay for my health care or anything else. If they are not making enough money to take care of their family with one job, get a second one. Go pick up pop cans.

  • Michael Borton

    Repeal don’t replace ACA.health insurance is not a right not a single Liberal can prove that stuff they whine about.t.it also outside the federal government mandate they used a loop hole to force it on us (interstate commerce). the federal government responsible for mutual defense and treaties with other nation to sell our products and settling disputes between states. we have let them grab a bunch of stuff that not withiin there constitutional mandate for last 50 years since they got away with the first gun law in 1968 (the gun control act) they have been taking states rights left and right. gun control ,insurance, welfare, abortion,business regulation none of these are something the federal government should be apart of there either actual personal rights or there state rights

  • DaMailman

    How many more people than 14 million now have health insurance which is basically worthless because Obamacare jacked up the premiums and deductibles?

  • steve thomas

    Maybe if the idiots that make up the Legislature hadn’t created so many laws and permitted medical costs to skyrocket we wouldn’t be in this situation. Health care is not a right. It’s a privilege that has become an out of control burden on many.Americans. Thanks, Washington.