May 26th, 2020

// This Memorial Day, NC Advocates Ask Sens. Tillis & Burr to Honor The Sacrifices of Veterans and Their Families

This Memorial Day, NC Advocates Ask Sens. Tillis & Burr to Honor The Sacrifices of Veterans and Their Families

ACA repeal — supported by Sens. Tillis and Burr — would rip coverage away from hundreds of thousands of veterans, jeopardizing their health care in the midst of a public health crisis 

Raleigh, NC – On Memorial Day, Piedmont Rising Executive Director, Casey Wilkinson, made the following statement in honor of North Carolina’s lost military members, veterans, and their families:

“As we salute the ultimate sacrifice of the women and men of the U.S. military, made in defense of our most fundamental freedoms, we hope that this Memorial Day will serve as a reminder to honor those who, as Lincoln said, 'gave the last full measure of devotion' to defend our wellbeing by ensuring that those who did come home have access to quality, affordable health care.  

“More than 23,000 veterans in North Carolina rely on the Affordable Care Act, but if Senators Thom Tillis and Richard Burr had their way, these veterans and their families could lose access to the health care they need. 

“’Thank you for your service,’ is a catchphrase that we hear often from lawmakers on Memorial Day. We owe so much to those that risk their lives for this country and the least we can do is demand that our leaders ensure that those that have served receive the care and benefits they deserve, and that means quality, affordable healthcare. It’s simple: repealing the Affordable Care Act will punish veterans – rather than thank them for their service. Today, Senators Tillis and Burr have the opportunity to not only honor those who gave their lives to serve our country, but they have the responsibility to support those that returned home and help make our communities strong.” 


About Piedmont Rising

Piedmont Rising is a 501 (c)4 issue advocacy organization built by and for North Carolinians to advocate for lower insurance premiums and prescription drug costs and to ensure that more people have access to safe and affordable health care. Through grassroots organizing, education, and engagement, we are amplifying our health care stories and holding our elected officials accountable to the people, and issues they were elected to represent.


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