Congressional Members Susan Davis and Scott Peters to hold Save Our Health” press event Sunday to share concerns over repeal
East County News Service
January 13, 2017 (Washington D.C.) – In the dead of the night while most Americans were sleeping, the Senate voted 51-48 to repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) even though no replacement plan has been introduced. That leaves 300,000 people in San Diego County poised to lose their healthcare. More than 900,000 others receive health care through Medi-Cal, many of whom became eligible through the ACA and could be left with no coverage potentially as soon as later this month, when President-Elect Donald Trump takes office, if he signs a repeal into law.
The measure still needs approval by the House, but with overwhelming support by Republicans in control, it’s expected to sail through. Even many Republicans are raising doubts over whether any replacement plan could be enacted in time to prevent loss of coverage, how much coverage would cost, or whether some would be left uncovered by a future GOP plan.
San Diego Democratic Congressional members Susan Davis and Scott Peters will hold a “Save Our Healthcare” press event on Sunday, January 15th from 1 p.m. to 1:30 at Sharp Memorial Outpatient Pavilion, 3075 Health Center Drive, San Diego. (view map)