DeFazio Holds Town Hall Meetings For Oregonians On Health Care, Prescription Drugs

Apr 15, 2019

The Affordable Care Act and the cost of prescription drugs are the focus of several town hall meetings this week with Congressman Peter DeFazio.

Oregon Democratic Representative Peter DeFazio, at KLCC.
Credit Brian Bull / KLCC

The Oregon Democrat says President Trump’s call to have the law completely repealed – and replaced with a new one from the GOP after the 2020 elections – is questionable.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.”

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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

1:00-2:00 pm

Corvallis-Benton County Public Library, Main Meeting Room

645 NW Monroe Avenue
Corvallis, OR 97330

Eugene Healthcare Town Hall Meeting

5:30-6:30 pm

Lane Community College

Downtown Campus, Rooms 112-114

101 W 10th Avenue

Eugene, OR 97401

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