The rally was in support of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, as well as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, and Connecticut's Husky Healthcare health insurance program for eligible children, parents, relative caregivers, elders, individuals with disabilities, adults without dependent children, and pregnant women. That's what we hired him to do; it's not too much to ask.
In San Diego County hundreds of people have protested weekly outside of Congressman Darrell Issa's office, and have organized their own town hall in Vista. We told you we would; we repealed it.
"We have to keep having these events and giving people chances to have their voices heard", says WMP co-chair Alexandra Hackett Ferber.
"Remember what the American people were sold", Jordan said. And that subsequent to its passage (without a single Republican vote) how the House of Representatives, once Republicans took control, has voted to repeal the law more than 50 times - knowing that President Obama and the lack of "veto proof" control in Senate, made those votes only symbolic. Many are comparing it to the 2009 Tea Party movement, which was seen as a facilitator for the electoral success Republicans have had in recent years.
"We are the second-largest public health system in the country", Hamai said.
Both Scott and Walker represent states that refused to cooperate with the law by either setting up a state-run insurance exchange or accepting federal assistance to expand the Medicaid program in their states. It has extended health care coverage to millions of Americans since its passage.
Republicans plan to fund their replacement by limiting tax breaks on generous health plans people receive from their employers, according to Politico.
Tillerson in Mexico to 'soothe tensions'
Mexico's government signaled it was in no mood to be lectured by the new USA administration. He went on to say that "border security is a serious, serious issue and a national problem".
Sanders, who spent Saturday evening talking to Democrats in Kansas, said that the conservative state was getting a hard lesson in supply-side economics.
Republican governors are undecided on how far they want Congress to go in overhauling Medicaid, internal documents obtained by Vox show.
"That office over there is partly responsible for thousands of people in New Britain who have health care today that didn't before the Affordable Care Act", he said. Eliminating the Medicaid expansion will end coverage for millions of Americans who acquired healthcare under the Affordable Care Act.
I agree with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network that any replacement must ensure the same or better patient protections, and prevent gaps in coverage for those with cancer or at risk of the disease. Despite this, many healthcare organizations are in favor of a change from Obamacare with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services being one of them.
Cheney says congress can't let that happen.
Although states would get some additional safety-net funding, reductions in federal insurance subsidies would expose some consumers to new costs for their coverage.