It was a bright, but windy, afternoon yesterday in front of Jim Renacci's office in Wadsworth. Aproximately 30 people, all dressed in black, and carrying signs shaped like gravestones turned up for the "Wake for Victims of Trumpcare". Attendees represented all age groups, even children, and came from as far away as Stark county.
Several attendees discussed their dissastifaction with the ACHA bill that recently pass in the house by just four votes. One of the most popular topics of conversation was the change in coverage for pre-existing conditions and the fact that many women's health concerns (everything from ovarian cancer to heavy menstrual periods) are considered pre-existing while many men's health concerns, like testicular cancer, prostate cancer, and erectile dysfunction, are not.
Many sttendees identified themselves as members of local resistance efforts, including Medina County Together, Medina Patriotic Resistance. Action Together Stark, and Women's March Ohio - NE Ohio.
Support for the protestors was strong, in the form of honking horns and shouts of thanks from the drivers and passengers at the nearby intersection. A few detractors loudly expressed their disagreement, but the attendees were not deterred. Most smiled and waved in response.
More local information about the healthcare bill passage can be found in the Medina Gazette: http://www.medina-gazette.com/Medina-County/2017/05/06/Medina-County-congressional-representatives-talk-health-care-vote.html