Since taking office, Donald Trump and his allies in Congress have consistently attacked access to health care — even in the middle of a pandemic. The Hub Project has supported the work of health care advocacy campaigns like Health Care Voter and Protect Our Care by providing coordination and gap-filling in their fight to protect and expand access to health care.
Two Bus Tours
In 2017, The Hub Project coordinated two bus tours with Protect Our Care and Health Care Voter, partnering with a broad coalition of groups, including Indivisible, Little Lobbyists, and MomsRising. The “Drive for Our Lives” tour in the summer of 2017 traveled nearly 7,000 miles across the country, through 21 states and 30 cities, to hear from Health Care Voters. On the tour, we heard stories from thousands of people about how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has saved lives, and we sent a message to lawmakers: Protect the ACA.
Since 2017, The Hub has worked with Health Care Voter to hold the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress accountable for their attacks on our health care. Working to educate voters about the risks to their care in the run-up to the 2018 election, Health Care Voter focused on identifying stories and sharing them throughout social media. Health Care Voter’s board of advocates shared their health care stories and hosted events across the country.
Our Lives On The Line Digital Town Halls
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Health Care Voter held a digital town hall series to raise awareness about Donald Trump’s failed response and ongoing Republican attempts to take away Americans’ health care. More than 2 million people tuned into the town hall series, which featured speakers such as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Rev. William Barber II.
Affordable Insulin NOW!
In 2019, Health Care Voter created the Affordable Insulin NOW! campaign in response to rising insulin prices and the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. The campaign was launched in partnership with a coalition of advocacy groups, including the Black Women’s Health Imperative, Indivisible, and Social Security Works. Over the last decade, pharmaceutical corporations have more than tripled the price of insulin, making this life-saving medicine inaccessible to millions.
Demanding Lower Drug Prices Now
Affordable Insulin NOW! has held events across the country, including a documentary screening and panel discussion in Washington, D.C., about the skyrocketing price of insulin and the rationing crisis it has caused. The documentary, Across the Bridge, followed insulin justice advocates on a caravan journey to purchase affordable insulin in Canada for about $30 per vial, given the $300 price tag for one vial in the United States.