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Rally to Save Affordable Care Act on the Lower East Side Saturday Morning

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U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez at the Supreme Court with congressional leaders. Jan. 30, 2017.
U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez at the Supreme Court with congressional leaders. Jan. 30, 2017.

Our local congresswoman, Nydia Velazquez, has been keeping a high profile in the battle against the Trump Administration. Tomorrow morning (Saturday), she’ll be leading a rally on the Lower East Side to oppose any repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

It will be held at 11 a.m. at Gouverneur Health, 227 Madison St. Other members of Congress, city officials, patients and representatives of advocacy groups are expected to attend. The event coincides with a “National Day of Action” by House Democrats to oppose, “Republican efforts to Make America Sick Again.”

Yesterday, GOP House leaders presented a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act. Kenneth E. Raske, the president of the Greater New York Hospital Association,told the New York Times that the scheme would, “put a huge amount of pressure on state budgets and put many Americans at risk of losing health care coverage.” The proposal would also overhaul Medicare.

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