The Affordable Care Act and the cost of prescription drugs are the focus of several town hall meetings this week with Congressman Peter DeFazio.
The Oregon Democrat says President Trump’s call to have the law completely repealed – and replaced with a new one from the GOP after the 2020 elections – is questionable.
“Well, he and another president named Nixon who ran with a plan to end the Vietnam War, and won his re-election – but he didn’t have a plan to end the war - nor does Trump have a plan to replace the Affordable Care Act," laughs DeFazio.
"23 million Americans would lose their health insurance tomorrow. Over 126 million have pre-existing conditions, so– like in the good old days, the insurance companies could say, “Sorry, we don’t insure people who’ve ever been sick. Or who might get sick.”
The Trump Administration cites a Texas judge’s December ruling that the ACA is unconstitutional. A repeal is likely to end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.
DeFazio’s town halls are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, in Florence, Corvallis, and Eugene. They are free and open to the media and public.
Tuesday, April 16th
Florence Healthcare Town Hall Meeting
11:00 am-12:00 pm
Siuslaw Public Library, Bromley Room*
1460 9th Street
Florence, OR 97439
Wednesday, April 17th
Corvallis Healthcare Town Hall Meeting
Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Main Meeting Room
645 NW Monroe Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97330
Eugene Healthcare Town Hall Meeting
Lane Community College
Downtown Campus, Rooms 112-114
101 W 10th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401
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