Protesters Take Insurance Giant to Task over GOP Healthcare Bill

Disabled activists and allies hold Regence BlueCross BlueShield accountable for donations to proponents of the plan

A group of about 20 disabled activists and their allies and service providers stormed Regence BlueCross BlueShield in downtown Portland Monday to deliver a receipt for the millions of Americans that would lose coverage under the Republican health care bill.

The receipt tallied campaign donations the insurance company's federation, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, made to Republican members of Congress charged with drafting the health care bill that would replace the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” 

According to the Congressional Budget Office, 22 million people will lose their health care coverage over the next 10 years if the bill passes. This includes 15 million people on Medicaid, which covers disabled and elderly Americans who have no other resources to pay for health coverage.

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