Supporters rally in Houston to save Affordable Care Act
HOUSTON – A push to save the Affordable Care Act Sunday among congressional Democrats in hope to stop a Republican-backed plan to repeal and replace the Health care law.
Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee spoke at the rally in support of keeping Obamacare.
"What I say to Republicans is take a position to save the Affordable Care Act that is not politic or safe," Lee said.
Across town, Congressmen Al Green and Gene Green hosted a health fair with the same message.
"We have battles in Washington and Austin. Both on Health care," Green said.
Democrats said they want Obamacare to stay and missteps in the legislation can be fixed. Republicans, including President-elect Donald Trump -- don't think so.
"It will impact persons who are low income persons because many of them are getting their health care currently through the marketplace, but they will have to go back to the emergency room to get their primary healthcare,” Green said. “That's not a good place to get your primary health care."
Republicans said rising premiums and not enough young Americans buying health insurance is solid proof that Obamacare has rung.
Republicans pushed through a budget resolution this past week by setting up a framework for repealing the Health care law.
Sen. Rand Paul, a doctor and a Republican Senator from Kentucky had outlined a replacement bill.
"Our goal is to insure the most amount of people, give access to the most amount of people, at the least amount of cost. And I think this is where Obamacare failed," Paul said.
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