Town hall on health insurance Sunday; Meadows won’t attend – North Carolina News

Town hall on health insurance Sunday; Meadows won’t attend –  North Carolina News

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The two men who represent Western North Carolina in the U.S. House have differing views on proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act.
The Citizen-Times

WAYNESVILLE – Progressive and Democratic Party-related groups are holding a town hall meeting here Sunday to push back against proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act and support a health insurance system similar to Medicare instead.

The event is targeted at 11th District U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows, R-Buncombe, who is invited but said Thursday he will not attend. He is a key player in congressional discussions of a rewrite of the ACA that could be released in the next few days.

Meadows has “been in his own district during (the congressional) recess but ignored requests for a town hall, and people are demanding that their voices are heard,” said Matt Coffay, director of Our Revolution Asheville and an organizer of the event. “It’s time we had a health care system that works for everyone, not just a handful of insurance and pharmaceutical company CEOs.”

Organizers said they expect more than 1,000 people to attend. The event is put together by the NC-11 coalition, which also includes groups like Transylvania Indivisible, Progressive Nation WNC and some Democratic Party organizations in the 11th Congressional District.

It will be 3-5 p.m. Sunday on the lawn of the Haywood County Courthouse,…

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