Asthmatic single mother worries as president looks to overhaul health care

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As the Trump administration tries to eliminate the Affordable Care Act to overhaul the health care system, some Long Island residents who depend on the current system for coverage say they're worried.

Monica Ward, an asthmatic single mother of two, says she can't comprehend why the Trump administration would want to take the Affordable Care Act from millions of Americans, like her, who rely on it.

The Trump administration has entered a federal appeal court filing, asking the entire law be struck down without a replacement plan.

Rebecca Sanin, the president and CEO of the Health and Welfare Council of Long Island, says state lawmakers acted to protect access to the health care marketplace for New York residents.

President Donald Trump promises a new health care plan if the ACA is struck down. Some Republicans, including Maine Sen. Susan Collins, have already come out against the administration's efforts.

Ward tells News 12 she wouldn't know where to turn if she lost access to health insurance through the ACA.

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