Hearings planned in Philadelphia to determine impact of likely Obamacare repeal

Philadelphia City Council in session. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks. file)

Philadelphia City Council in session. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks. file)

A Philadelphia City Councilwoman wants to know the full impact of ending Obamacare.

Councilwoman Cindy Bass says repealing the Affordable Care Act would affect patients and some major employers in Philadelphia.

“We’re a city of Ed’s and Meds and this is crucial to find out exactly how this will impact the research, the development, and also all the way down to our service providers our local health clinics, our low income folks that are most vulnerable.”

Bass says hearings are needed to prepare for what will come next. “We need to make sure we have all of the information provided. We are going to have professionals from the healthcare field in all different areas, and we are looking forward for a really robust dialogue about what this is going to mean to the city of Philadelphia, which stands to be uniquely effected by a repeal,” said Bass.

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A date for the hearing has not been set yet.

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