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Petition to remove Congress members’ health care subsidies gets nearly 500,000 signatures
San Francisco Chronicle

An Oregon man has circulated a petition demanding that if Congress is willing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, its members should also be willing to forego their own health care subsidies.

On Thursday afternoon, the petition had received more than 432,000 signatures, with a goal of 500,000 before it will be sent off to congressional leadership.

In the petition’s description, Daniel Jimenez, of Portland, writes that his father had cancer and passed away as a result. ”My dad had a job at the time, but his employer did not cover him, and without coverage, he avoided going to the doctor until it was too late.”
Now, Jimenez is concerned that if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, many people will be left in a position similar to his father’s.