Local reaction on the future of the ACA

Local reaction on the future of the ACA

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Some Republican lawmakers and President-Elect Donald Trump are making the repeal of the Affordable Care Act a top priority next month. But as of right now, there's no plan to replace the ACA.
 
The idea, however, has left thousands in southern Arizona with insurance through the ACA, asking what are we going to use for healthcare coverage if the repeal goes through?
 
El Rio Health serves a little less than 100,000 patients in Tucson. In 2013, 26 percent of their patients were uninsured, with ACA only 12 percent are uninsured.
 
Sean Powers-Murphy is worried about losing health insurance. He had cancer, but now he's cancer free.

According to Powers-Murphy before the ACA he couldn't get insurance because his cancer counted as a pre-existing condition. So he had to work a low paying retail job that paid for his insurance, but the ACA changed things for him.

He told Tucson News Now that the plan to repeal the ACA makes him very nervous.

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