Heartless in Kentucky? Sen. McConnell Does Not Care About Kentuckians Without Health Insurance
Press Conference to Announce We Are Sending the Senator a Heart
9:50 a.m. Gather
10:00 a.m. Press Conference
Friday February 12
Lexington Government Center
200 East Main Street
Join us. We need your support. Nice, but not essential: wear a Valentine pink or red top.
Please join us as we announce to the media we will be delivering Senator Mitch McConnell a heart for Valentines Day. The action is prompted by concern that the Senator may not have a heart. Approximately 650,000 Kentuckians do not have health care insurance of any kind. The result is that our state among the lowest ranking states in the nation n a large number of healthcare outcomes.
But there is little evidence that Senate Minority Leader McConnell cares. Under McConnell's leadership, Republicans have opposed every Democratic effort to get help for uninsured Americans. Republicans claim they have ideas about how to reform health care, but so far they have no plan that even attempts to make health care available to uninsured Americans.
We will be displaying the 4' x 6' heart-shaped Valentine that we will be delivering to the Senator's central KY office immediately after the press conference. Around its outside edge of the heart are the words "Over 650,000 Uninsured Kentuckians - Please Care." Across the center of the heart are the words "Mitch Is Heartless."
We will be reading a letter to the Senator that they will be delivering with the heart. It says in part, "In Kentucky last year, over half a million residents went without health insurance, roughly one in six under the age of 65. We have family and friends who have foregone necessary medical treatment because they lack insurance. We have seen the effects on the health, productivity, and livelihood of our community."
Spokesperson Richard Mitchell added: "The Republican "reform" proposals focus on reducing the cost of health insurance for those who already have it. Senator McConnell and his colleagues appear not to care about Americans, including over a half million Kentuckians, who cannot access health care because they have no insurance. It seems to us that the Senator is "Heartless in Kentucky." Friday we will be giving him a heart. We'd prefer that he find his own heart and work with Democrats to help tens of thousands of Kentuckians access the health car services they so badly need."
Central KY Chapter of Kentuckians for Single Payer Healthcare
Clergy & Laity Network of Kentucky
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