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The future of health care: Protesters hold ‘die-in’ as stand against Woodall’s vote for bill
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Ultimately, the bill will likely look drastically different from what was recently passed, though activists said they still plan to stage protests. - photo by Isabel Hughes
A dozen-and-a-half or so cardboard headstones hovered above the heads of Cumming, south Forsyth and Gwinnett County residents, small bouquets of wildflowers scattered around the atypical cemetery signage. Though each headstone was unique — one read “R.I.P. AHCA,” another “24 million to lose healthcare” — the group’s message was the same: protest the American Health Care Act (AHCA) — the replacement for Obamacare — and get the attention of U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall, who represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District, which includes the majority of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties. On Monday, about 15 members from Indivisible GA-7, a group of “Republican, Independent and Democratic residents who live in Congressional District 7 in Gwinnett and Forsyth counties,” held a “die-in” outside Woodall’s Georgia office, which is located in the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center in Lawrenceville.