At least 50 Rhode Islanders came out on a chilly evening Thursday, October 29 to show support for a strong public option for health insurance.
Rallying on the steps of City Hall we sang, waved signs and got lots of support from passers-by. The rally ended with a march to Blue Cross, and then back down Weybosset St. past Johnson and Wales and back to Kennedy Plaza.
There were costumes– a giant screw, a red-tape mummy, and drums. I spotted nurses and doctors in the crowd, as well as a woman who had lost her hair to chemotherapy. This affects us all. Anyone can find themselves cut off from access to care if we don’t reform the system now.
The scariest thing looming over this Halloween is the prospect of a weak bill masking as reform. The insurance companies are ready to cash in if they have no competition. So don’t expect your congressmen to receive your psychic projections. Call or email today.
Contacts for Senators Reed and Whitehouse here.