SCRANTON, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — Some people in our area are worried about what could happen to their healthcare if the Affordable Care Act is repealed.

One by one, dozens of people explained how the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, has saved the lives of their loved ones.

They packed into the United Neighborhood Center in Scranton for a town hall-style meeting Tuesday night.

Organizers say their comments were directed at Senator Pat Toomey, but he declined to participate.

His office released a statement that says the Affordable Care Act is based on a flawed premise that the government must be in control of your healthcare.
He says insurers are abandoning the market, premiums are skyrocketing, and people are losing the coverage they were promised they could keep.

Governor Wolf’s administration is set to talk about the consequences of repealing the Affordable Care Act in Harrisburg on Wednesday.