Articles featuring the Little Lobbyists
- New York Times (September 30, 2017) ‘Little Lobbyists’ Help Save the Health Care Law, For Now
- Small Deeds Done (September 18, 2017) Going Big with on Health Care with the Little Lobbyists
- Hyattsville Life & Times (August 18, 2017) Little Lobbyists. Big Message: Local family travels to Capitol Hill to advocate for ACA
- thestar.com (August 6, 2017) These Americans beat Donald Trump and saved Obamacare. They say they can do it again
- TIME Magazine (July 29, 2017) How Women Helped Save Obamacare
- Splinter (July 28, 2017) At the Capitol With Those for Whom Last Night Mattered the Most
- Upworthy (July 28, 2017) They’re tiny. They just helped save Obamacare. And they’re not done yet
- Roll Call (July 26, 2017) Little Lobbyists how-to
- Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls (July 19, 2017) The Little Lobbyists Continue to Fight for Health Care Access
- Circa (July 17, 2017) A kid lobbyist explained what it’s like talking health care with senators (with video)
- TIME Magazine (July 13, 2017) The United Patients of America
- Circa (July 11, 2017) These Little Lobbyists are telling Senators to Vote “NO” on the GOP health care bill
- Today.com (July 7, 2017) For these moms, the health care debate is personal
- The Washington Post (June 22, 2017) Parents of sick kids try to remind Congress what the health-care debate should be about
- Vox.com (June 21, 2017) The Littlest Lobbyist: A 6-year-old, whose life depends on ACA, heads to Capitol Hill
- Vox.com (March 2, 2017) The Obamacare provision that saved thousands from bankruptcy
U.S. Senate Democrats (July 21, 2017) The Little Lobbyists
We can't tell you how many steps they walked or how many doors the Little Lobbyists opened asking us to help protect their care. But their parents can tell you exactly how many hospital visits and lifesaving treatments they've had. For them and for their future, we won't give up.A big thanks to Henry and Jackson, Timmy and Ivy, Xiomara, and Zoey and all the medically complex kids, siblings, parents and caregivers who came to Washington to fight for the care they need. We won't stop fighting with you.
Posted by U.S. Senate Democrats on Friday, July 21, 2017
Timmy’s mom says he is just like other 6 year olds, except for his medical bills and the fact that he is spending his summer meeting politicians in Washington and fighting for health coverage for kids like him. We think Timmy & his mom are pretty inspiring, and we think you will too. Watch & share their story:
U.S. Senate Democrats on (July 13, 2017)
July 13, 2017, US Senate Democrats
Meet Xiomara. She’s a wiggly toddler who likes to go the library for story time and chase her brother around the playground. Xiomara has tracheobronchomalacia and spent the first five months of her life in the hospital, which resulted in medical bills over $3 million.
As Xiomara’s mom Elena tells us, Xiomara relies on Medicaid and quality health insurance to manage a host of chronic issues, but the Republican health care plan would decimate Medicaid funding by cutting $800 billion. Without Medicaid, Xiomara wouldn’t be able to live at home with her family–she’d be in an institution miles away. Is that how we care for kids in this country? Is that what ‘health care’ is to Republicans?
Posted by U.S. Senate Democrats on Sunday, June 25, 2017
June 25, 2017, US Senate Democrats
Meet Timmy. He just finished kindergarten, leaves his Legos scattered on the living room floor, and has Opitz G/BBB, a rare genetic syndrome that affects his trachea, among other things. Timmy was born just 6 days after the first protective provisions of the Affordable Care Act kicked in. Because of those protections and with help from Medicaid, Timmy can get the care he needs to be an average kid. But the Republican healthcare bill puts Timmy and his family in jeopardy by cutting $800 billion in Medicaid funding. As you’ll hear in the video, quality, affordable health care isn’t just a piece of the puzzle for families like the Morrisons, it’s “everything.”
Posted by U.S. Senate Democrats on Saturday, June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017, US Senate Democrats
Obamacare made sure no insurer could kick a patient off of their plan for hitting a “lifetime limit”. For this little boy, born with a rare disorder, that made all the difference in the world.
Posted by Vox on Thursday, May 4, 2017
May 4, 2017, Vox