Defenders of President Barack Obama's universal health care program are vowing to wage "total war" to block Donald Trump and congressional Republicans from repealing the Affordable Care Act, Politico reports.
Known as Obamacare, the program covers 22 million people. But Trump repeatedly attacked it during the presidential campaign and vowed to repeal it.
"We've got the battle of our lifetime ahead of us," said Ron Pollack, executive director of advocacy group Families USA, reports Politico. "We're going to have a huge number of organizations from all across the country that will participate in this effort."
But the website notes the options for saving the controversial program are limited.
Advocates of the program are unable to prevent congressional Republicans from passing legislation targeting the law. And, Politico reports, once Trump takes office, he can use his executive powers to "block, change, or put on hold key elements" of the legislation.