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Tea Party Rallies To Defund Affordable Health Care Act

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Several dozen people are gathered in Johnson Square at this hour to rally against what they call Obamacare. Jeanne Seaver, one of the organizers of the Savannah Tea Party, says they continue to push Congress to take away funding for the new health care act.

Medical exchanges are set to go into effect October 1. The exchanges will allow those without insurance to buy policies. In many cases, consumers will receive subsidies.

Seaver says the Tea Party continues to object to the individual mandate that requires individuals to purchase a policy.

Bill Rencher from the group Georgia Watch in Atlanta tells News 3 that not everyone is against the new health care law. "We are getting calls every day from people who are anxious to go online and buy insurance for themselves and their families. Those who favor the law don't always get publicity because they're not the ones always screaming," he said.

But Seaver says the new law will be a job killer. They are asking people to sign petitions today to defund the health care law.

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