11 Alive (Atlanta, Georgia): Protest over Obamcare repeal held in Atlanta on Sunday


ATLANTA – A protest over last week's U.S. House vote to repeal and replace Obamacare was held Sunday afternoon outside the Saint Mark United Methodist Church in Atlanta.

The march was organized by the Georgia Alliance for Social Justice, Planned Parenthood Southeast, Georgians for a Healthy Future and others.

Another protest, a so-called “die-in,” is planned for Monday at 4 pm outside U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk’s Woodstock office.

Organizers said they will people lying under white sheets with signs and tombstones saying, “I died from pre-existing conditions.”

House Republicans made good on their years-long promise Thursday to pass legislation repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, narrowly approving a controversial bill that would unravel many of the law’s popular consumer protections, do away with the individual mandate, and overhaul the insurance market.

The final tally — 217 to 213 — reflected sharp divisions over the GOP’s proposal, which is a long way from becoming law but still represents a huge victory for House Republican leaders and the Trump administration. The GOP has struggled for months to cobble together legislation that would garner the required 216 votes from its own fractured conference.