Protesters thank Sen. Gardner, but say it's not enough.

Published: Mar. 14, 2017 at 5:02 PM MDT
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Protesters with the Colorado Action Network gathered at Senator Cory Gardner's Colorado Springs office Tuesday to thank him for standing up for Medicaid, but say he also needs to stand up against the rest of the Presidents Affordable Care Act replacement plan.

Senator Gardner is one of four republican senators to voice their concerns over cuts to Medicaid, in President Trump's plan for replacing the Affordable Care Act. They said in a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that changes in Medicaid funding could "result in a reduction in access to life-saving health care services."

The protesters who rallied Tuesday said that they wanted to see Gardner support Planned Parenthood the same way he stood up for Medicaid.

They say the President's current plan to replace the Affordable Care Act falls short.

Jessica Lawyer with Colorado Action Network, Colorado Springs branch said, "We're here to thank him but we also want him to know that we need to stand up for Planned Parenthood, we need Planned Parenthood, and we need a better replacement plan, this plan is not going to cut it."