Thousands attend nationwide rallies against Obamacare repeal


Thousands of people in various parts of the US have staged rallies to protest a Republican push to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, President Barack Obama’s signature healthcare law.

More than 10,000 people braved freezing temperatures in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday, carrying signs that read, “Save our Health Care.”

The event was headlined by Senator Bernie Sanders, a firm opponent of the repeal, who pushed his plans for an ambitious reform of the healthcare system and called on all Americans to defend the ACA.

“Our job today is to defend the ACA,” he told the crowd. “Our job tomorrow is to bring about a Medicare-for-all, single-payer system.”

US Senator Bernie Sanders stands on stage during a rally against Obamacare repeal at Macomb Community College, in Warren, Michigan, January 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

After Sanders, Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow and leaders of local unions took the stage and defended…

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