Hi, I know I haven’t posted in a while. It’s because I’ve been fighting for healthcare non-stop with the Healthcare Rights Coalition to prevent $700 billion cuts to Medicaid and the return of annual and lifetime limits among other things that would result in loss of coverage for millions of Americans. The other reason I haven’t posted is because I have been in a lot of pain the past two weeks due to some medical tests I had to take. Anyway, somehow miraculously I was able to give this speech last week–Senator Durbin’s office called me and asked me to speak at Rush University Medical Center about how the current Senate bill through its Medicaid caps would hurt people with disabilities, chronic illnesses, and children. We had eight speakers at the event including of course Senator Durbin. The actual video of my short speech is on Access Living’s Facebook page here (some people have asked me about it). ABC News featured parts of my speech and the Senator’s. Many thanks to ABC News 7 (Chicago)’s Sarah Schulte for covering the event. You can watch it below:
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–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno