‘California Will Basically Implode’: Just Passed GOP Health Plan Would Severely Affect State
After embracing the Affordable Care Act, there's a lot to lose if the Senate doesn't change the American Health Care Act. Meanwhile, residents react to the vote.
The San Diego Union-Tribune:
San Diego County Reacts To Obamacare Replacement Vote
Reactions were swift Thursday after Congress narrowly passed an Obamacare overhaul bill, with most in San Diego expressing significant concerns about the new American Health Care Act which now must spend some time in the Senate. In general, that reaction wave seemed to break into two camps: Those who though it went way too far and those who didn’t think it went nearly far enough. (Sisson, 5/4)
Ventura County Star:
Amped Up: County Constituents Flood Congress With Messages
Minutes after a political activist posted U.S. Rep. Steve Knight's cellphone number on Facebook, Sam Kaeser's fingers danced. "No AHVA," the 60-year-old Democrat from Simi Valley texted the Republican congressman, then firing off a second message. "Oops — no AHCA! Stupid autocorrect." She sat with her cellphone and computer tablet on a Thursday in March, feeling empowered. This was her chance to be heard, her opportunity to plunge into the flood that in the months since Donald Trump's election let loose millions of emails, phone calls and Facebook comments to the senators and congress members who represent Ventura County. (Kisken, 5/4)