With health care vote looming, protestors take to the streets

SOUTH GATE, CA — With a vote on the Affordable Care Act repeal expected in the coming days, healthcare activists took to the streets of southern California, calling for Obamacare to stay in tact.

The Senate is expected to vote this week. Filipinos we spoke with are optimistic that it will not pass.

“Of course people are nervous, but I don’t think that it will pass because it is not right,” said Herma Dufelmeier from CA Nurses Association. “We have to stop the corporate greed and stop these politicians in making money out of people’s lives.”

They made their way through South Gate to California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon’s office, calling on Rendon to bring back SB-562, the Healthy California Act.

Rendon shelved the bill last month after lawmakers expressed concerns over the bill’s funding.

SB-562 would create a single payer health care system in California, which all residents would be able to access.

“We believe that healthcare for everyone is a human right. We’re here to support the movement and hopefully we win the fight,” said Dufelmeier.

Protestors say that as the continue to fight for SB-562, they have now begun efforts to recall Rendon.

The US Senate is expected to vote on the Affordable Care Act repeal as early as Tuesday, despite lacking the votes to pass it as for California’s SB-562 it remains on the shelf, as lawmakers have yet to answer the question of where the funding will come from.

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  • Mario
    26 July 2017 at 2:49 am - Reply

    Obamacare will be repeal, it was 51-50 votes win for Trump. Trump has to put pressures to his own party to repeal Obamacare. Trump a businessman, not a politician, whether Dems or GOP they are all the same, the politicians will NOT MOVE, not unless they are given pork barrel…Then moving forward will come a long, long way.They will just leave Obamacare alone, while it will fail hard, big time…. For now Obamacare recipient will wait 6 mos.-1 year of debate, several bills will be pass and Trumpcare will be completed and take effect before Nov. 2018.