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Another Rally to Protest Another Stadium Name Change: Jeld-Wen Field to Providence Timbers Stadium

March 6, 2014
What: Rally at the the Timbers Staidium to protest the change of name to a for profit insurance company, which has paid an undisclosed amount to put their name on a place known and loved by all as the Portland Timbers Stadium.    The Affordable Care Act designates a certain percentage of health insurance income to go directly to patient care, and a certain percentage for profit/administration. (80-85% going directly to medical costs). Despite the fact that Providence is claiming that the community will benefit from their partnership with the Timbers, the fact remains that this ‘profit’, which could be put right back into patient care and lower premiums, is being used for advertising is just another example of why for profit health insurance will not work.     When: Saturday, March 8, 5.30 pm before the Timbers game.     Where: Corner of sw 18th and Morrison     Who: Health Care for All Oregon, Portland Jobs with Justice Health Care Committee     More information: Health Care For All Oregon believes that health care is human right, and not a commodity. We will rally for the right of all Oregonians (and all Americans) for the right to health care. The Affordable Care Act has caused premiums to skyrocket for those who will have to buy their own insurance, and for those getting insurance through employers, many will be paying a bigger chunk of their income into their benefits.    Moda Health, formerly know as ODS, paid $40 of taxpayer funds to rename the Rose Garden, and and now Providence is doing the same.This money should have gone directly toward lowering premiums and providing quality health care, which according to President Obama, was the intent of the ACA. According to a Sept. 26, 2013 report by CBS news, premiums for many people will soar, and subsidies will not be enough to offset the rise in premium costs. KATU ran a story on October 15, 2013, quoting a source from Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oregon saying that although the ACA mandates more services to be covered, those extended benefits will be paid for by individuals (even if they don't use all of the services.)     Health Care for All Oregon is working for a health care system that will assure every Oregonian that they will have access to health care...without having to pay premiums, deductibles, or copays or any other cost. Publically funded, privately delivered, a Medicare for All system will cost each Oregonian far less than they pay now for their health care. If you need more info please call the number above or Lisa at 775 232 2823