SAN DIEGO (CBS 8 / AP) - A showdown is expected Thursday as the GOP plan to replace the Affordable Health Care Act goes up for a historic vote.
Thursday marks the seventh anniversary Obamacare's passage into law, but the scheduled Congressional vote could mark the beginning of its ultimate repeal.
The overhaul of the ACA has sparked protests and vigils around the country and in San Diego where a vigil was held at UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest Wednesday night.
"On the eve of this great day of decision, we pray that our nation be guided by faith and not fear, by connection not division," said Unitarian Universalist Rev. Sarah Millspaugh.
House lawmakers are scheduled Thursday to vote on the GOP's replacement bill known as the American Health Care Act.
Critics of Trumpcare said that if the bill passes and the ACA is repealed the real nightmare would begin, leaving 24 million Americans uninsured.
"Here in San Diego we know 370,000 San Diegans have health care because of the ACA," said Stadler.
The president's push to pass the bill is faltering with several House Republicans still holding out and Democrats holding firm.
At least 26 Republicans said they opposed the bill and others were leaning that way, enough to narrowly defeat the measure. The number was in constant flux amid eleventh-hour lobbying by the White House and GOP leaders.
Including vacancies and expected absentees, the bill would be defeated if 23 Republicans join all Democrats in voting "no."
For now, leaders showed no sign of delaying a House vote, their initial attempt to deliver on a pledge to erase Obama's law they've repeated since its 2010 enactment.
The always-heated topic of whether to begin holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day will be raised again Thursday, as many chain stores will open their doors around San Diego one day before the so-called "Black Friday."
Thanksgiving could see record-setting heat in San Diego County, according to forecasters, who also reported the smashing of temperature records across the county on Wednesday.
A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and holiday shopping are on tap for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.
Your living room often becomes your work space if you work from home. If you have kids, the house can be even more chaotic. Well now, more women are able to take 10-15 steps out of their home and into their "she shed."
Around 60,000 passengers are expected to pass through San Diego's Lindbergh Field daily during the upcoming holiday weekend.
Thanksgiving meals were provided to the needy around San Diego County Wednesday, one day ahead of the holiday.
A pedestrian was killed Wednesday night in a hit-and-run crash in the Mountain View section of San Diego and police detained the driver, who fled the scene on foot after the vehicle struck a house.
U.S. and Japanese ships and aircraft were searching in the Philippine Sea on Thursday for three sailors missing since a U.S. Navy aircraft crashed a day earlier.