As reported here and elsewhere, Republicans last week took the first steps toward killing the Affordable Care Act. If such efforts are successful, then the health care of millions of Americans will be jeopardized.
Democrats and supporters of the ACA have long been looking for a unifying voice to combat these Republican efforts. Now, it appears Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is stepping up to the plate.
On Sunday, Senator Warren held a rally in Boston in support of the ACA, which was attended by thousands. As reported by Politico: “[a]n overflow crowd of more than 6,000 people filled the area outside of Faneuil Hall on Sunday to protest Republican efforts to roll back the Affordable Care Act…Subfreezing temperatures and a stubborn wind did not deter the attendees, well-bundled and making muffled claps as they cheered on U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren and a laundry list of local, state and federal officials, health care providers and others as they vowed to fight for universal health care.”
Said Senator Warren: “We knew these fights were coming, and now the first one is here…We will fight them every step of the way.”
This is heartening news for Democrats and all who believe that access to affordable health care should be a universal right.