Demonstrators gather outside Senator Johnson's office in protest of latest ACA Repeal Bill
Milwaukee, WIS. (CBS 58) -- Demonstrators gathered at Senator Johnson's office in downtown Milwaukee.
It comes as Republican Senators work on last minute deals to try to overhaul the Affordable Care Act.
Senator Johnson says the Affordable Care Act has doubled insurance premiums but protesters like small business owner Eric Fanning say they want it to stick around.
"The Affordable Care Act has made it simpler. I go to one place every year. I know where I'm going to get my insurance from. The coverages are basically all available," said Eric Fanning, protester of the potential ACA repeal.
Republicans say the plan gives states more control over their own healthcare and evens out federal spending among states. Opponents say the plan will make massive Medicaid cuts and prices out people with preexisting conditions by getting rid of the individual mandate.
"The primary reason people would lose their insurance is the plan takes away the individual mandate for people to have to buy insurance, which means many people who are healthy won't buy insurance," said Nurse Practitioner Steve Ohly.
Senator Johnson was one of the original sponsors of the plan. He says he wants the Senate to pass the bill this week to fix what he describes as "this big mess that is the American healthcare system."
Senate Republicans need to pass the plan by Saturday if they want to do with a simple majority. They have not yet come up with the votes to make that happen.
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