Still, during a new session of Congress and with a new presidential administration days away, Republicans said it's a new day.
The rally, in a auto park at Macomb Community College in the Detroit suburb of Warren, was one of dozens of staged by Democrats across the USA to highlight opposition to the move to scrap the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare.
"It's been reasonable, it's been helpful", said Gina Webb, a freelance writer who relies on the ACA to afford health insurance.
Sandra Bennett spoke about her son who received insurance through the Affordable Care Act. Before that, she didn't have any coverage. "But it is up to us to resist this backward march", said Zach Adamson, the vice president of the Indianapolis City-County Council.
"I am the job".
That means repealing important parts of the law - like the requirement that insurers offer coverage to all customers including the most ill - would have to await later bills that would need Democratic support. "If you jump through the right hoops you get something; if you don't jump through the right hoops you don't get it, and I don't think that's right".
"The ACA isn't flawless but it was a step in the right direction", said Arik Bjorn. "They put people out of the market". The deductibles are so high, it feels like you don't even have insurance in the first place.
"Without the provision of "no pre-existing conditions" blocking health care in the future, she can continue to be insured and get treatment for the rest of her life, which is what it's going to take", Edwards said.
However, come next year, re-enrollment could potentially be an issue, because the federal government could no longer require everyone to have health insurance. That includes many in Kentuckiana who made their voices heard Sunday afternoon, January 15. I won't tell you how, but we will get approval.
Payne has a baby on the way and fears for the future.
Police said hundreds of people showed up in Portland, Maine and hundreds also attended a rally in Newark, New Jersey. A separate bill would then be brought forth with the rest of the replacement plan, which will be more hard to get through as they need 60 votes.
Healthcare companies are now required to spend 80 percent of premiums on healthcare costs not salaries or marketing. Obamacare expanded coverage to five-million Californians.
In response to the recent protests GOP Senator Rand Paul gave a preview of the Obamacare replacement plan on CNN's "State of the Union".
His fight was cancer - diagnosed at the age of 26. [You] can expect to have great health care.