Trump says Obamacare replacement will provide 'insurance for everybody'
Jan 16 2017 by Irving Hamilton
A few hundred people took to the streets of downtown Atlanta Sunday, joining thousands across the country, denouncing Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
People wait for the start of a health care rally in Warren, Mich., north of Detroit, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017.
"The vast majority of the American people agree with me and many others", he said, "you don't simply repeal the Affordable Care Act without a replacement".
For example, under the Affordable Care Act there are ten required benefits in every health care plan.
Still, during a new session of Congress and with a new presidential administration days away, Republicans said it's a new day.
Tyler Murphy, the organizer of the rally, said their concerns go beyond the law.
Other people at the rally held signs similar to Zolotorow's.
Workers called homeowners urging them to call their representative to vote no on repealing President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.
"My daughter right now, within the next year or so is likely going to need a double lung transplant to keep her alive", said one of the attendees.
In Michigan, Sanders said Congress needs to think of the tens of millions of Americans now insured under Obamacare that could die if insurance was taken away from them.
Angela Anderson, 46, of Oak Park, said she is angry that accessible health care is about to be dismantled.
"My mom was able to be released from her current policy and buy a hefty plan to cover all she needed", Grow explained. "We're going to fight up there and we're going to continue to fight here", McAuliffe said.
Trump has said he would like the repeal and replacement of Obama's health care law to occur simultaneously or almost simultaneously.
"If I did not have that opportunity, I don't know what would have happened", Boyd said.
The House approved a budget measure Friday, already passed by the Senate, for a "budget blueprint" that allows them to end major parts of the Healthcare Act without the threat of a democratic filibuster in the Senate.
The health law has provided subsidies and Medicaid coverage for millions who do not get insurance at work.
Speakers called upon the Republican party to outline a replacement for the ACA instead of leaving almost 30 million people without health care.