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Protesters gather outside Congresswoman McSally's office

Posted at 5:42 PM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 20:42:17-04

Protesters gathered outside of Congresswoman Martha McSally's office on Wednesday.

Their message, healthcare for all.

Many of the protestors have concerns over the Republican health care bill.

People were invited to share their personal stories.

Teresa Zimmerman told KGUN 9, "My aunt passed away of cancer, and before she died she worked for years for a Catholic parish as an office receptionist, and she had her insurance through her employer until she got sick and couldn't go to work anymore and then they took away her insurance."

Congresswoman McSally's officer released the following statement regarding the protests:

Congresswoman McSally is encouraged that the American Health Care Act includes provisions she fought for: It keeps in place coverage of pre-existing conditions, allows young adults to remain on their parents’ insurance until age 26 and maintains the prohibition of putting lifetime caps on benefits. The congresswoman is carefully reading the 123-page bill, listening to local stakeholders and in the days ahead will work with House leadership for a viable solution to the healthcare challenges facing Southern Arizonans and all Americans. Late last month Rep. McSally was pleased to have the opportunity to sit down with leaders from  Arizona Indivisible and other local groups to discuss their concerns on multiple issues and welcomes an open dialogue with her constituents on their concerns regarding our health care system.