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Colorado Joins Saturday's National Health Care Rally

Protests to save the Affordable Care Act will continue this Saturday in more than 100 cities across the U.S., including three in Colorado. (Getty Images)
Protests to save the Affordable Care Act will continue this Saturday in more than 100 cities across the U.S., including three in Colorado. (Getty Images)
July 28, 2017

DENVER – As the U.S. Senate continues its efforts to pass some version of a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, groups in Colorado are holding opposition rallies in Denver, Broomfield and Longmont this Saturday.

The events are part of a nationwide day of action called Our Lives on the Line, organized by a coalition that includes the group ADAPT, which advocates for people with disabilities.

Josh Winkler, a member of ADAPT in Denver, says he hopes Congress will reconsider its plans to cut Medicaid, a program critical for people with disabilities.

"If they are really pro-life and really support what that means – not just babies, but support pro-life, throughout the course of life – then they need to support the services for seniors and people with disabilities," he states.

The rallies have more than 60 partner groups, including Organizing for America, the Women's March, the Tax March, the March for Science, Planned Parenthood, plus multiple LGBTQ and environmental groups. Saturday's event in Denver takes place at 10 a.m. in City Park.

Emma Shapiro, spokeswoman for Our Lives on the Line, says the point of the rallies is to lift up the voices of people whose lives would be hurt by the repeal and those who have benefited from the ACA. She says rallies are planned in 125 cities in almost 40 states.

"It has never been more important to show our leaders that we're going to hold them accountable if they vote to take away health care from millions of working families,” she states. “We will be out across the country, and we will be loud. Our families will not give up our health care to give tax cuts to the wealthy."

On Wednesday, Gov. John Hickenlooper joined a bipartisan group of 10 governors in sending a letter urging senators to reject the so-called skinny repeal bill, which they say would disrupt the individual insurance market, increase premiums and result in millions losing coverage.

Eric Galatas, Public News Service - CO