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FiOS: Activists, lawmakers protest efforts by Republicans to repeal ACA without replacement

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Long Island, NY, January 15, 2017 | comments

By Enzo Domingo

The message was loud and clear this morning in Newark as elected officials gathered to rally in support of the Affordable Care Act, which is under threat of being repealed and replaced by congress.

U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez joined Representatives Bill Pascrell, Bonnie Watson Coleman, and others to unite their voice to speak on behalf of some of the estimated 20 Americans who will risk losing so much without health insurance.

While Rebecca McDonough says she's not under Obamacare, she understands that many others can be adversely affected by the statute's repeal.

“It's important that we fight for people who don't have the ability to fight for themselves,' McDonough said

Across the Hudson on Long Island in Westbury, Representatives Tom Suozzi and Kathleen Rice lead the charge, encouraging supporters to spread their message as to why they need Obamacare.

“People's lives will be lost if they lose their healthcare and there are so many other people who don't have Affordable Healthcare Act insurance that will be affected,” Rep. Suozzi said.

Despite being dozens of miles away, the message remained strong from both rallies, encouraging supporters to continue to push the message to stop congress from repealing.

“The power of the people is greater than the people in power,” Sen. Cory Booker said.
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