AUSTIN, Texas -- Dozens of Austinites took to the steps of the capitol Thursday to show their disappointment with the bills drafted to replace Obamacare.

The crowd included people with disabilities, community leaders, and representatives from national organizations, such as Planned Parenthood.

This public gathering allowed the community to give personal testimony about how Medicaid has helped them and why health care in general is so important.

"We're here today to tell them what we do want. We want security, we want freedom, we want to know that we will have health insurance throughout our entire lives and that we'll have that stability to rest upon and to make America great,” said Cheasty Anderson.

Following the program the crowd formed a chain, holding hands around the capital chanting and singing. Organizers plan to have more rallies in hopes to bring change to the controversial bills.


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