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“To Safeguard Against Climate Change, Defend Obamacare”

March 16, 2017 Los Angeles Sentinel

Important op-ed piece from Dr. Khadijah Lang, President of the Golden State Medical Association, reminding us all of how many policies create cumulative impacts on people of color and low income communities – and the connections between climate change and ACA repeal.

“Just days into the new congressional session, Republicans are acting aggressively to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA), with little consensus on what will replace it. Should they succeed, as others have noted, the impacts on California‚Äôs residents and economy will be severe. California wholeheartedly embraced the ACA and as a result, rates of uninsured have dropped by half, to just 11% of the state. Repealing the law would mean that 4.9 million Californians who either bought insurance on the exchange or became eligible for Medi-Cal will lose their coverage.”

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