Danny K. Davis

Cook County leaders urge Obamacare sign-ups as Republicans plan teardown

Cook County leaders urge Obamacare sign-ups as Republicans plan teardown

Local leaders pleaded with Chicagoans on Tuesday to sign up for health insurance through Obamacare — and to speak out in support of the health care law — as Republican leaders in Congress continued their promises to tear it down.

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, Democratic U.S. Rep. Danny Davis of Chicago, and the head of the Cook County Health and Hospitals System, among others, held a news conference Tuesday at Stroger Hospital to urge Illinois residents to sign up for coverage and advocate for the law's survival.

Their words came the same day that House Speaker Paul Ryan said Congress hopes to simultaneously repeal and replace the Affordable Care...

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