"When you personalize it, saying a woman from
Larson heard from about a dozen speakers, including several who shared their own stories of how they became insured only after the Affordable Care Act passed. The meeting was held six days after
According to a presentation from Larson's office, a 60 year old making
The American Health Care Act -- the name of the Republican legislation -- also contains tax cuts for the rich, including members of Trump's
Larson acknowledged there were problems with Obamacare, "there were people that were hurt by the Affordable Care Act," including small business owners. "But that was easily correctable," Larson said. "Also it was a mistake for the president to say if you like your policy you can keep your policy. He misspoke. He thought that would be the case."
George Corneliusson, a retired
"I'm quite scared, but also for my children and grandchildren," Corneliusson said. "What's going to happen to them?"
"I don't think people understand" the impact Obamacare has had, Webb said. "I think the
Speaking out in opposition to the Republican plan was not enough for some in attendance, who wanted Larson to go further, including supporting a government-run, single-payer health care system, something Sen.
"In this environment, you have to understand that we're not in charge," Larson said of
"Other countries are doing it," he said. "I live right now 30 miles south of
"Sir, I'd like to win your vote, but more important I'd like to earn your respect by also pointing out that this isn't just a clear-cut, black-and-white issue," Larson said. "There are several problems that exist in terms of getting there. Not the least of which, very pragmatically, and forthrightly, are the votes to make it happen."
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