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Austin protesters react to release of American Health Care Act

In Austin, a group of protesters with disabilities say they're terrified of the American Health Care Act. (CBS Austin)

In Austin, a group of protesters with disabilities say they're terrified of the American Health Care Act.

"Hey, hey, ho, ho, the American Health Care Act must go," chanted about a dozen protesters in downtown Austin.

The small, but loud group of protesters are determined to protect healthcare and Medicaid.They're asking Austin to join together and fight for the rights of the disabled.

ADAPT of Texas says cuts to Medicaid would reduce attendant services in the community. Without skilled attendants coming to the homes of the disabled, ADAPT thinks the only option will be for more people to move to nursing homes.

"It's scaring me to death. I wake up some nights crying thinking about what's going to happen to the people I love. It's not right," said protester Robin Hoffpauir.

ADAPT of Texas organized Thursday's protest. Before the bill becomes law, they're asking voters to call and write their senators and congressmen.

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