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