Mark Takano

Residents urge Congressman Issa to vote against healthcare initiative

Residents urge Congressman Issa to vote against healthcare initiative

More than 130 North County residents gathered on a sidewalk outside Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas on Sept. 22 to urge Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) to vote against the latest legislation aimed at repealing the Affordable Care Act.

The Graham-Cassidy bill, if passed, would "provide states with funding to establish health insurance programs outside ACA protections and mandates, an approach that could force millions off insurance rolls," according to the Washington Post.

Congress was expected to vote on the issue this week.

Protestors at the rally, presented by the SoCal Healthcare Coalition on Sept. 22, held up signs with sayings like "Issa,...

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