Municipal Government, National

Nationwide Rallies Oppose Obamacare Repeal

January 22, 2017
By Steven Wishnia and Neal Tepel 

International Union President Mary Kay Henry

Chicago, IL – Demonstrators in dozens of cities Jan. 15 protested Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act of 2010, former President Barack Obama’s health-insurance system.

“We are not going to allow health care to be taken from hard-working families, from our seniors, people with disabilities,” Service Employees International Union President Mary Kay Henry told the crowd in Chicago. In the Detroit suburb of Warren, 55-year-old Lisa Bible was among the thousands of people who turned out on a freezing afternoon for a rally featuring Sen. Bernie Sanders at Macomb Community College. If Obamacare is repealed, Bible said, “I’m going to get really sick and my life will be at risk.” “This is the wealthiest country in the history of the world. It is time we got our national priorities right,” Sanders declared. Other demonstrations took place in San Francisco, Boston, Richmond, Newark, New Jersey, and Portland, Maine. Read more

January 21, 2017

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