District Council Holds Health Care Rally Tomorrow

Councilmembers, advocates tell Congress: “Hands Off Our Healthcare”

a slim, bearded man in a dark suit and red tie, Councilmember Charles Allen, stands at center against a yellow background. Audience members are looking at him. He gestures with two hands flat before him.
Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6-D) at a September meeting of Advisory Neighborhood Commission 6B. The Councilmember will hold a rally to defend Women's health services under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tuesday morning, ahead of the District Council vote on the bill he introduced on the topic.

At 8:45 a.m. tomorrow Tuesday Dec 5th, join Councilmember Charles Allen (Ward 6-D) as he and his colleagues on the DC Council, along with women’s health advocates including NARAL and Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington, rally on the steps of the John A. Wilson Building (1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) ahead of a first vote on the Defending Access to Women’s Health Care Services Amendment Act of 2017. Together, the assembled will send a clear message to President Trump and Congress: Hands Off Our Health Care.

The Council is set to hold a first vote later tomorrow morning on the Defending Access to Women’s Health Care Services Amendment Act of 2017, which was introduced by Councilmember Allen and ensures DC women won’t lose the many health services provided under the Affordable Care Act.

The bill requires insurers to cover certain health care services at no extra cost. These services include breast cancer screening and counseling, screening for HIV and counseling for sexually transmitted infections. It also requires insurers to provide information regarding coverage to enrollees and potential enrollees.