From Congressman John Lewis:
Health care is a right — not a privilege for the wealthy few.
The debate among Obamacare’s opponents last week revolved around how much insurance to take away from the most vulnerable among us, plain and simple. It was an affront to our values, and I’m glad we defeated their bill.
Friday’s outcome protects the right to health care for millions of Americans. It ensures that — at least for now — they can continue to have the peace of mind that having insurance provides.
But this will not be the last we hear from members of Congress who want to rip away health care from tens of millions of Americans, and weaken patient protections for many millions more. We must stay watchful as opponents will surely try to find other ways to chip away at the law.
I will fight every single attempt to turn a deaf ear, a blind eye, and a cold shoulder to the sick, to our seniors, and to working families. I will fight every day, every hour, every minute, and every second. And you should keep fighting too.
Last week’s triumph only happened because of the millions of Americans like you who stood up and made your voices heard, loud and clear.
We must keep up the momentum and continue to make good trouble for those who would strip away our right to affordable, quality care. Add your name with OFA, and say that you’ll continue to defend this law:
Congressman John Lewis