Those who do not believe that all Americans should have access to affordable health care may want to consider rallying with Americans For Prosperity (AFP) in Waukesha this Thursday, June 28th, at 6:30pm. That’s when “patriots” plan to gather at the Country Springs Inn following the Supreme Court’s anticipated ruling on the Affordable Care Act.
AFP vehemently opposes the Affordable Care Act, and is inviting people to gather so they can “talk about the ruling and educate the public on what it means for the future of our nation,” according to an email from Luke Hilgemann, the Wisconsin State Director of AFP.
Personally, I don’t understand how anyone could be against a law which would provide tax credits for small businesses, strengthen Medicare, hold insurance companies accountable, give consumers more choices, and bring health care costs down for everyone. And I don’t think it’s patriotic to take a stand against health care for fellow Americans.
In fact, it’s downright unpatriotic to deny Americans affordability and access to a basic human right like health care, in my opinion. All of us have a right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, even those of us with pre-existing conditions.
If “patriots” want to rally against the rights of Americans this week, then turn around and celebrate those same rights next week on July 4, that’s their choice. But I won’t celebrate the irony; too much is at stake.