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Protesters at a healthcare rally on Wednesday night.

Protesters at a healthcare rally on Wednesday night.

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - Over 100 health care activists rallied in New Haven Wednesday evening — because, they said, protest is working.

From 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, women and men from across Connecticut gathered outside Yale’s Sterling Hall of Medicine at 333 Cedar St. to speak out against what they described as a congressional attack on women’s health in favor of tax cuts for the rich.

The rally occurred one day after U.S. Senate Republicans announced that they will delay a vote on their proposed health care bill, following an outpouring of political organizing and protests across the country, including in New Haven. In addition to slashing support for women’s health care, the bill would cause tens of millions of low-income people to lose insurance, according to the Congressional Budget Office.

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