OAKLAND (KDKA) — Dozens of Affordable Care Act supporters gathered at Schenley Plaza to celebrate this week’s health care news and remind each other that the fight isn’t over.
Senate Republicans failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act this week, which is a relief to people like pediatric nurse Casey Dye and her daughter.READ MORE: New Trial Begins For 83-Year-Old Ohio Man Who Spent 45 Years In Prison
“Medicaid doesn’t just help her get outpatient speech, it pays for her services in school,” Dye said. “She gets speech, and she gets OT. That’s paid by Medicaid. Nothing else, not school.”READ MORE: Congressman Glenn Thompson Released From Walter Reed Hospital After Receiving Treatment For COVID-19
In a release, organizers said, “The ACA is not perfect, but losing it would mean 22 million Americans losing their health insurance.”
The rally was one of several across Pennsylvania. Others were scheduled to take place in Philadelphia, Erie and Johnstown.MORE NEWS: Deer Tests Positive For Chronic Wasting Disease In Jefferson County