“We have truly dodged a bullet,” said Carmela Castellano Garcia, president and CEO of CaliforniaHealth+ Advocates. “We represent the low-income communities of California,” she said. “These are folks that prior to the [Affordable Care Act] were uninsured in huge numbers, so for this segment of the population, the [Affordable Care Act] has been a blessing.” Garcia said supporters of Obamacare “need to continue the fight for access to affordable health care … The fact that we came so close to losing everything shows that we need to do more to push for … health care access for everyone.”

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