Join Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics and Virginia Professional Fire Fighters as we rally near Mary Washington Hospital in #FredericksburgVA to demand Cigna and Mary Washington Healthcare come back to the table and come to an agreement that will bring 15,000 citizens back to the Dr's they have had for years and have come to depend on in the #Fredericksburg, #spotsylvania, #staffordva, #kinggeorgeva and beyond.
On May 30, 2021 nearly 15,000 residents in the greater Fredericksburg area lost access to their doctors and 2 emergency rooms when Mary Washington Healthcare Alliance and Cigna failed to come to an agreement and their current contract expired. This situation had a direct effect on nearly 4000 Fairfax County employees who live in the affected area including many members of Fairfax County Professional Firefighters & Paramedics - IAFF Local 2068. Ryan McGill, an Executive Board member of Local 2068, jumped into action by arranging meetings with Mary Washington Health Care Alliance and Cigna. The Virginia Professional Firefighters also got involved because this also impacted many of their members in the area from other jurisdictions as well. Pressure from local politicians is being applied to both companies to find an agreement that will return access to their preferred doctors, many of whom have being using the same doctors and practices for many years to manage complicated medical issues.
The rally is on Saturday, August 7, 2021 on Mary Washington Blvd between Hospital Drive and Sam Perry Blvd from 11:00am until 1:00pm. Please come out and show your support.