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Disability advocates worried about health care repeal

DANIEL SCHERE | Washington Jewish Week | Posted: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 9:59 am

At the recent Jewish Disability Advocacy Day on Capitol Hill, one question on the minds of elected officials and the 180 advocates they met with was this: How will the disabled population continue to receive adequate services if the Affordable Care Act is scrapped as President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have promised?

In a Rayburn House Office Building meeting room on Feb. 2, Democratic and Republican lawmakers discussed the healthcare system. Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) told the advocates that he was signing up for health insurance in the basement of the Longworth House Office Building and watching a line of lawmakers waiting to do the same.

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