US Capitol

Congressional Visit Report

EPSPAN organized a delegation of seven constituents who visited Senators Manchin and Capito in their Washington, DC offices on July¬†12, 2017. We met with Senator Manchin’s healthcare aides and with Senator Capito herself and asked both to:

  • Continue staunch opposition to the current no-(health) care bill
  • Accept the invitation by Canadian-born West Virginian business owner, Allen Tweddle, to visit Canada to learn firsthand how their universal healthcare system works
  • Look at the evidence we provided that shows how HR 676 will save money enabling:
    • all in our country to have comprehensive, medically necessary care, including prescriptions, preventive care, office visits, hospitalization, surgery, vision, dental, hearing, and long-term care
    • 95% of us to pay less in new taxes than we now pay for premiums, copays, and deductibles
  • Introduce in the Senate a companion bill to HR 676, Expanded and Improved Medicare for All