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Dem leaders to mark Oct. 1 ObamaCare launch

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A coalition of advocacy groups, including Organizing for Action, Americans United for Change, Protect Your Care, SEIU and AFSCME, has events in the states as well as on Capitol Hill.

In Washington, speakers are scheduled to include nearly the full roster of Democrats who helped push ObamaCare to final passage, including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidStaff shakeup begins at Dem campaign committee The Hill's 12:30 Report Emanuel flips the bird when asked about 2020 MORE (Nev.). Sens. Barbara MikulskiBarbara MikulskiBudowsky: Did Putin elect Trump? This Week in Cybersecurity: Dems press for information on Russian hacks Overnight Cybersecurity: Last-ditch effort to stop expanded hacking powers fails MORE (D-Md.), Max BaucusMax BaucusBusiness groups express support for Branstad nomination The mysterious sealed opioid report fuels speculation Lobbying World MORE (D-Mont.) and Tom HarkinTom HarkinGrassley challenger no stranger to defying odds Clinton ally stands between Sanders and chairmanship dream Do candidates care about our health or just how much it costs? MORE (D-Iowa) are also slated to attend.

"Oct. 1 means middle-class families will no longer be one illness, one accident or one medical emergency away from financial ruin," Americans United for Change said in a statement.