Jackson Co. residents speak out on how ACA repeal, replace will affect them

About a dozen people walked into Rep. Walden's office in Medford to tell their stories about how the Affordable Care Act has helped their medical needs. (KTVL/Mike Marut)

Medford, Ore. - Jackson County residents walked to Rep. Greg Walden's office in Medford to discuss the Affordable Care Act and American Healthcare Act and how it affects their lives.

The speakers gave personal stories about how the Affordable Care Act has helped them.

"We couldn't have afforded [a $45,000 surgery]," Rebecca Pearson, one of the speakers, said. "Instead we paid a few thousand dollars and that's something we could afford. That would have put the dream of owning a home out of reach. It would have put everything on hold."

Many of the stories told included costly surgeries and diagnoses that people could afford only with the help of the ACA.


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