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'Our Lives on the Line': Asheville residents rally against healthcare cuts

Protesters rally against cuts to health care at Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. (Photo credit: WLOS Staff)

Protesters gathered in front of the Vance Monument Saturday morning in Asheville to rally against healthcare cuts.

The "Our Lives on the Line" demonstration was held in conjunction with a nationwide day of action for the millions of Americans whose healthcare is threatened by a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.

"This is about individuals and families, and not about power plays and one-upmanship, and voting something down because the guy you don't like voted for it," said Ellen Perry, an event organizer. "We're really just about trying to reclaim a moral center and to find ways to find our hearts again.."

Over 50 people attended the rally. Many of them expressed relief over the lack of a repeal.


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