Women’s March Attendee Is Worried She’ll Lose Her Healthcare

WASHINGTON — Nancy Solomon came from Greenbelt, Maryland, for the Women’s March on Washington Saturday in part because she’s worried about a potential Obamacare repeal.

Sitting along Pennsylvania Avenue as marchers walked toward the White House, Soloman told TPM that she lost her full-time job when the economy crashed in 2009. She’s struggled to fine full-time work since then, making it hard for her to find affordable health insurance. Solomon, a single mother, has been working part-time and freelancing since then.

Under Obamacare, she was able to afford a plan through the Maryland exchange with a federal subsidy.

“I’ve really benefited from the Affordable Care Act,” Soloman told TPM. “It made it possible for me to have very good coverage.”

With Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress pushing to repeal the health care law, Solomon is concerned she and many others may no longer be able to find affordable health insurance.

“I’m really worried for the country that we’re going to lose affordable care,” she told TPM.

Solomon said that attending the march on Saturday was a “wonderful” experience.

“I’ve come to marches on and off all my life, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen something as huge as this. It’s just really wonderful to see so many people,” she said.

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Caitlin MacNeal is a News Writer based in Washington, D.C. Before joining TPM, Caitlin interned and wrote for the Huffington Post, the Sunlight Foundation and Slate. She is a graduate of Georgetown University.
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