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Protestors say "Deal Must Go"

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Governor Deal's visit to Albany was not met without some controversy today.  

Protesters stood outside Mt.Zion Baptist Church where the Governor spoke picketing with signs saying "Deal Must Go." They were physicians and members of the Americus NAACP. They're upset Deal chose not to allow Medicaid expansion in Georgia. They're also against the Governor's proposal to get rid of the Emergency Treatment and Labor Act that allows anyone that does not have insurance to receive treatment in the emergency room.  

"Most of the young people they don't have insurance, they get hurt they get sick. Based on this Governor in this church today they can be turned away. As a physician I have to protest this, I have to speak out against this," said John D. Marshall.  

Dr. Harold Martin says he's also against the Governor's opposition to the Affordable Care Act and his support for gun carry laws. The protestors say more than 600,000 Georgians are suffering and can't get medical care because of the Governor's position.

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