Joe Courtney

Democrats, Advocates Celebrate Failure To Repeal Obamacare

Democrats, Advocates Celebrate Failure To Repeal Obamacare

Democrats and health care advocates in Connecticut celebrated Republicans' failure to pass legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act Friday, attributing the victory in part to rising citizen activism since President Donald Trump was elected.

"People now understand that if you organize and if you resist, we can win," said Tom Swan, executive director of the progressive Connecticut Citizen Action Group. "Literally, thousands of people's lives were saved, and the state of Connecticut avoided catastrophic Medicaid cuts."

Rep. Elizabeth Esty said Americans across the country, including thousands in her district who called and sent emails "sent a loud...

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