Mainers rally against American Health Care Act in Portland
PORTLAND (WGME) – A group of Mainers gathered in Congress Square Park to rally against the proposed American Health Care Act Thursday night.
Maine People's Alliance organized the event, so people could voice their concerns on the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.
A variety of speakers were involved in the event Thursday, including a nursing student, a family physician, and a small business owner.
Their messages were similar. Many of them said they rely heavily on Obamacare, and are deeply concerned about the American Health Care Act, which they say would bring devastating cuts to their health care coverage.
In addition to the speakers, many brought handmade signs and wrote personal messages about their health care stories.
The rally Thursday comes as Maine senators return home for their spring recess. The organizer says the message is targeted towards Senator Susan Collins.
Organizers also collected handwritten messages in empty medicine bottles to deliver to Susan Collins.
Still no word on when the senate might vote on the American Health Care Act.