'Save My Care' Advocates in Philly Defend Obamacare with Personal Stories
By Don Sapatkin | January 25, 2017
The owner of a small business in Narberth said she would be forced to close if the Affordable Care Act is repealed without a comparable replacement. A caregiver said the law was a lifesaver not just for herself but for her grandfather, siblings, and cousins. A pediatrician recalled treating a premature baby whose care would have surpassed the old lifetime benefit limits — banned by the ACA — before the child was even out of intensive care.
They were among those who shared their stories Wednesday at the Philadelphia stop of a "Save My Care" cross-country bus tour. Organizers hoped the small event would build support for a Thursday rally at 11 a.m. in Thomas Paine Plaza to protest Republican plans to repeal the ACA, better known as Obamacare.
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