Community Politics — 09 October 2013
OFA-TN Volunteers Tell the Tea Party: Obamacare Is Working, Enough Already

OFA Volunteers Work to Get out the Facts on Obamacare and Call on the Tea Party to Stop Sabotaging Our Economy

Nashville, TN – One week after the Obamacare health insurance marketplaces opened, OFA-TN volunteers plan to rally in their communities to get out the facts about how Obamacare is already working and to tell the Tea Party: “Enough Already.” The Tea Party forced the government shutdown, sabotaging our economy in an attempt to keep Americans from getting affordable healthcare. But despite voting over 40 times to dismantle Obamacare, the law is working and millions of Americans can now sign up for affordable coverage – many for the first time. OFA volunteers will call on the Tea Party to pay the country’s bills and stop threatening an economic shutdown that will hurt everyone.

WHO: OFA-TN Volunteers and Nashville Residents

WHAT: Obamacare Grassroots Action Events

WHERE: Meharry Medical Group, 1919 Charlotte Avenue

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 10, 12:15 PM

Key Obamacare information below:

  • The new health insurance marketplaces are resources for uninsured Americans and those who want to buy private insurance on their own. Those currently insured likely don’t need to do anything and are already seeing better benefits.

  • 6 in 10 uninsured Americans will be able to access health insurance plans for $100 or less per month in the marketplace.

  • 95% of Americans live in states where average premiums in the marketplace will actually be lower than expected.

  • Obamacare provides new protections and better benefits for all Americans with insurance, including: preventive care – things like annual check-ups, blood pressure screenings and mammograms – is free; insurance companies can no longer set lifetime limits on coverage; and young adults can stay on their parents’ plans until the age of 26.

In addition to these events across the country, Organizing for Action will continue to hold grassroots action events into the fall and spring. OFA volunteers will be trained to cut through misinformation, answer common questions about the law and guide their neighbors towards resources that will help them get affordable coverage if they need it. The six month enrollment period is a crucial time to make sure uninsured Americans have the facts that they need to sign up for affordable coverage for themselves and their families – many for the first time.

About Organizing For Action

 Organizing for Action (OFA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to advancing the policies that the American people voted for in 2012.  In just seven months, more than 3.6 million volunteers have taken action through Organizing for Action.  As a grassroots funded social advocacy group, OFA is committed to tipping the scales of power back to the American people instead of special interests in Washington.  OFA is working to advance policies like job creation, strengthening the middle class, gun violence prevention, comprehensive immigration reform and measures combating climate change that a majority of the American people support. More information at


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