Community activists, healthcare workers and local elected officials are sounding the alarm about what's at stake if Obamacare is repealed.

They gathered at Utica City Hall on Thursday to take a stand for "Care, Not Chaos."

Utica area community leaders are calling on Congress to fix what is broken in the healthcare system, and leave in place provisions that have proven to help millions of Americans.

Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri and Common Council members presented resolutions urging Congress not to repeal the Affordable Care Act without a plan in place that will ensure access to healthcare for all.

According to the Urban Institute, if Obamacare is repealed without an immediate replacement, over 24,000 Oneida County residents would lose coverage by 2019.