Rachel Maddow features NJ 3rd Protest of MacArthurCare

By ANDREA BARTON GURNEY
NJ 3rd Congressional District Action Group

As if TrumpCare weren’t bad enough, Rep Tom MacArthur has allied himself with the Freedom Caucus to make the Republican healthcare plan even worse.  The AHCA and the MacArthur amendment will throw an estimated 24 million Americans off of health insurance, while also making health insurance ridiculously more expensive for many vulnerable Americans.

The AHCA is not a healthcare plan. It is a tax cut for the wealthy at the expense of healthcare for average American citizens.

On April 26th, several dozen constituents of the NJ 3rd visited Tom MacArthur’s office with delivery of a letter signed by 1000 NJ 3rd residents & a gift of balloons.  Each balloon was filled with confetti to represent the 1000 people in the district, per balloon, who will lose coverage.   36 balloons in all were presented.

Rachel Maddow’s open the next day was on this event and we’re pleased to share it with you.   See also Blue Jersey coverage here  and here.