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Top Democrats in Congress are set to defend the Affordable Care Act Tuesday amid the Republican push to repeal and replace the law.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Sen. Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire will speak at an event aiming to showcase people who would suffer if the ACA was repealed. GOP lawmakers have said the ACA, better known as Obamacare, has raised premiums for consumers and reduced their choices.
It follows the Monday release of a Congressional Budget Office score of the American Health Care Act, the GOP bill pushed by top House Republicans and President Donald Trump. It said 24 million more people would be uninsured by 2026 under the proposal than otherwise would be under current law.
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