Friday, June 23, 2017

Something Else to Consider for Monday Night

So, Monday evening from 7 to 9 it's the First Annual OutHudson Parade Awards Ceremony at Helsinki Hudson. The awards have been dubbed "BIV Awards," from the colors of the rainbow--red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet: ROYGBIV--even though the rainbow flag has only six colors. (I guess indigo was needed to make the acronym pronounceable.) 

Photo: David W. Voorhees
Everyone is eager to know who will be walking away with the prizes, but if you're more serious-minded and worried about your health insurance and how the Trump era American Health Care Act (AHCA) would impact you, you might want to go to the Hudson Opera House at 6 p.m. before joining the party at Helsinki.

It is predicted that the AHCA, if passed, will leave 2.7 million New Yorkers without health insurance and will roll back protections for women, children, and people with preexisting conditions. The prediction continues: "The AHCA would include $7 billion in cuts from New York's healthcare system--effectively eliminating the Essential Plan, devastating our hospitals, and forcing major staffing cuts during a time when we need more, not less, doctors and nurses."

Monday evening at the Hudson Opera House, an expert panel will talk about the AHCA and give you the opportunity to learn what is at stake and how best to protect your family from possible changes to our health care system. 

If you plan to attend the forum on Monday, June 26, at 6 p.m., at the Hudson Opera House, you are asked to RSVP to Mike Morris is the representative from the governor's office for the Capital Region.

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