Small Group Rallies in Richland Against Repeal of Obamacare
A few dozen people gathered at the John Dam Plaza amphiteater Sunday in Richland, to protest the proposed repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
According to KNDU-TV, a number of the people said they were personally affected by Obamacare, and want to see it stay.
According to Washington state figures, from the Enrollment exchange, the majority of citizens in our state (and national figures reflect this as well) who are enrolled are in significantly lower income classes, many quality for free healthcare.
Rep. Dan Newhouse of WA has signed off and voted for the House bill that just passed late last week that would defund the program, and pave the way for repeal. Trump Administration officials say once the President is sworn in Friday, they will reveal a plan that will replace the costly and controversial insurance plan.
Across the country, countering the people who have signed up, tens of thousands of others have lost their healthcare plans because their insurance didn't meet the government's criteria for approved policies. Many of these people have found the replacement insurance to be unaffordable.