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    With Trump in White House, Women Concerned About Health Coverage

    During his campaign for president, Donald Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now that he's president-elect, people on social media are urging women to get to the doctor before inauguration day. Jean Elle reports. (Published Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016)

    During his campaign for president, Donald Trump promised to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Now that he's president-elect, people on social media are urging women to get to the doctor before inauguration day.

    Repealing the national health care law known as Obamacare could once again leave women without coverage for birth control.

    "I know a lot of women who are worried about preventative care in terms of being female and how they're going to get birth control," said Amanda Levin.

    Planned Parenthood says its phones are ringing. Some callers are concerned a Republican White House will cut the agency's funding. Others are concerned about their Covered California insurance.

    "We're also recieving a number of calls from clients who are concerned about what does this mean for them, is that gonna happen tomorrow," said Heather Saunders Estes, president of Planned Parenthood Northern California.

    Birth control coverage isn't the only thing at stake. Some parents are concerned about keeping their adult children on their insurance plan until age 26.

    Women are hoping Trump and Congress will keep everyone's health in mind.

    "If a man can get Viagra through his coverage, I think a woman should get any family planning or birth control through coverage," Levin said.

    Whatever happens after Jan. 20, Planned Parenthood says its doors will be open.

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