Protesters urge senator to 'Walk a mile in my panties,' vote against health care bill

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Ladies underwear lined Camelback Road at 22nd Street, directly in front of Arizona Republican Sen. Jeff Flake'soffice Tuesday.

Members of Indivisible Phoenix have staged demonstrations at the intersection since the 2016 presidential election.

Tuesday morning, demonstrators hoped to get Flake's attention with the message, "Walk a mile in my panties," and persuade him to vote against the Better Care Reconciliation Act.

The Congressional Budget Office released its score for the BCRA. 

[RELATED: CBO: Senate bill cuts deficit deeply, also cuts 22 million from health care]

While it estimates the health care bill would cut the federal deficit by $321 million over the next 10 years, most of the money would come from cuts to Medicaid. Those cuts could translate to nearly $1,000 more a month for maternity care.

Tuesday's demonstrators say the bill limits reproductive health care coverage and prevention.

[RELATED: Health care bill puts recovering addicts at risk]

Flake tweeted last week he would thoroughly read and review the 142-page bill.

He has not indicated which way he is planning to vote.

[RELATED: Phoenix mayor: Trump's health care act an 'all-out assault on people of Arizona']

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Lina joined 3TV and CBS 5 in June 2015. Before coming back to her hometown of Phoenix, Lina was the evening anchor for WEAR ABC 3 in Pensacola.

There, she covered tropical storms and a fatal explosion at the county jail. As the primary anchor, she covered the desk for 12 hours during a storm that dumped more than 26 inches of rain in the area in less than 24 hours.

In her nearly five years on the Gulf Coast, Lina worked as the traffic reporter, morning anchor and evening anchor.

Before leaving Phoenix, Lina started in the 3TV newsroom as an intern during her senior year at Arizona State University. Lina also represented her home state of Arizona at the Miss USA pageant and is happy to be back in the Valley with her husband.

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