NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Yale Medical School students, faculty, and administrators joined in a show of solidarity Monday in a demonstration against a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
The “Do No Harm” demonstration, held on the campus of Yale University in New Haven Monday afternoon, was designed to urge lawmakers to protect and expand access for millions of Americans that depend on the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
One of the participants at Monday’s demonstration said that politicians need to put patients before politics.
What we want to ask republican senators to do is think about what’s right for our patients. what’s right for their constituents, to put aside politics and to reform the ACA and improve it. there is room for improvement, it is a first step in the right direction and we need to put patients before politics and we need to protect our patients.”
Yale is among 21 other medical schools across the United States that held demonstrations Monday.