This tweet shows the staggering difference between retail price and Obamacare

Louis Dor
Monday 16 January 2017 10:00
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Thousands of people turned up to a rally in Michigan on Sunday to hear Senator Bernie Sanders condemn Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

Sanders told the people gathered:

This is the wealthiest country in the history of the world. It is time we got our national priorities right.

It was one of dozens of rallies across the country staged by Democrats to oppose the efforts to repeal Obamacare.

People on Twitter have also been voicing the ways in which Obamacare has provided help for their families.

Megh Wright, a deputy editor at Splitsider tweeted an image of one of her father's prescriptions, which has been retweeted a staggering 154,000 times:

Donald Trump called for the repeal of the Affordable Care Act repeatedly on the campaign trail, making it a core tenet of his campaign.

He later said in an interview that he might keep parts of the act, saying that the guarantee of coverage for people with pre-existing conditions was:

one of the strongest assets.

He also said he would attempt to allow young adults to remain on their parents’ insurance until age 26.

Republicans have rallied under the battle cry "repeal and replace", which has been mocked by Democrats who say they have no replacements for the act.

The Affordable Care Act delivered health coverage to approximately 20 million people, but has suffered under rising premiums and large up front co-payments.

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