By Paul Burton

BOSTON (CBS) — Led by Mayor Marty Walsh and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, hundreds packed Faneuil Hall’s Sam Adams Park Sunday afternoon to voice their support for Obamacare–and their disdain for President-elect Donald Trump’s plan to repeal and replace it.

“The right to healthcare is human right, and in 2017, that right is being threatened,” Mayor Walsh said.

Sen. Warren told the crowd the Affordable Care Act stops insurance companies from denying coverage to the 2.9 million people in Massachusetts with preexisting conditions.

“For eight years, Republicans  have complained about healthcare in America and blamed President Obama, but one thing they never did was lift a single finger to make healthcare better,” Warren said.

During the rally, Boston resident Sarah Grohe told WBZ-TV’s Paul Burton that Obamacare is helping to save her mother who is still battling cancer.

“Halfway through her first round of chemo, my mom’s insurance was gone,” Grohe said. “The Affordable Care Act is working for millions of Americans. Our future depends on it. My mom’s life depends on it.”

Senator Ed Markey said Massachusetts is state that knows how to fight back and win.

“I think in a few weeks the Patriots will be raising their fifth Super Bowl and we will have beaten back the Republican attempt to override Obamacare,” Markey said.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Kim Tunnicliffe reports

Comments (11)
  1. How in the solemn name of God does this state and this city attract such losers….with a nation barely surviving the black muslim fraud we now face a fake indian and former drunk strong arm for thugs…..we are the uncommon…dumb!

    1. He is no more a Muslim than you are Hymie.

    2. Barely survived? My 401k went up 310% under Obama, you must be as bad an investor as you are a lawyer if you could not do well under Obama!

  2. 2 LOSERS, Warren and Mr Frosty Markey supporting a LOSING cause! Because of Obamacare I pay Over $20K in premiums and have to pay out an additional $7,500 BEFORE my health insurance will pay anything! I AM GETTING HAMMERED!

  3. Healthcare is not a right. Healthcare is a service

    1. Only in 2nd and 3rd world countries. Trump might make us one though.

      1. You are a Government employed puppet!

  4. Warren is a CANCER! I Pay over $20,000.00 / year for health insurance. I have a $7,500 deductible BEFORE insurance kicks in! I AM GETTING HAMMERED! Yet Illegals and welfare people get everything for free! I Know I was in a room with one of them, he got off scott free while I had to pay $5,000.00!

  5. Chris Smith (@Christi16600205)
    January 19, 2017 at 11:29 am
    2 LOSERS, Warren and Mr Frosty Markey supporting a LOSING cause! Because of Obamacare I pay Over $20K in premiums and have to pay out an additional $7,500 BEFORE my health insurance will pay anything! I AM GETTING HAMMERED!
    _____________

    What is wrong with you? You must be unemployed with cancer, HIV, and rickets. My 80 year old dad pays a small fraction of that.

    1. Sorry dude. I’m a tax payer with 9 kids! WORKING! I could just let the Government take care of me like they do you! We have Never used more then $1,000.00 in co-pays for over 30 years! All my kids that are over 18 have jobs that pay taxes!
      Liz Warren is CANCER along with Mr Frosty! How come Obamacare is NOT GOOD enough for them?

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