Carmen Morales - ACA speech at Rep. Kevin McCarthy's office

Our community is coming together to defend the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Five million Californians will be directly affected by a repeal. Millions more benefit from ACA because of provisions like extending dependent coverage to age 26 and removing “pre-existing condition” clauses from insurance. Covered California and tax subsidies to small businesses have given people more freedom to move from job to job and small businesses can better compete for the best talent.

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We can’t go back to a time when so many Americans had to rely on emergency rooms for primary care or forgo treatment altogether. Our congresspeople need to carry the message to Washington D.C.: This law is saving lives in California and we are ready to fight for our health. #Fight4OurHealth

See video and photos on Facebook. Over 100 community members came together for a march and candlelight vigil at Congressman Kevin McCarthy’s home in southwest Bakersfield. The energized crowd gathered in a nearby shopping center and marched to the Congress …

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