Congressman Ken Buck was in Lamar for a Town Hall meeting Friday, August 4 at the Cultural Events Center.
Buck represents the 4th congressional district.
During the Town Hall meeting, one major issue that was asked about by a number of attendees, was health care.
“We have failed on health care, I don’t think that’s any big surprise to anybody,” commented Ken Buck. He noted the House passed a “compromised bill,” and passed the bill down to the Senate and Buck said they were unable to do anything with the bill.
He further commented they will move on to tax reform, then come back to health care once “cooler heads prevail,” said the Congressman.
Buck was pressed on the issue of health insurance when asked if he had a subsidy with the government for his insurance.
“I don’t have any subsidy,” commented Buck. He also noted he receives his health insurance through his wife’s plan, who works for the State of Colorado, according to Buck.
Buck said the cost was $180 more to be on his wife’s plan, compared to the $1,800 it would have cost to be covered under Obamacare.
Several attendees at the Town Hall meeting voiced their support for a single payer system and to have universal health care.
Buck said the current House would never pass a bill supporting universal health care.
“I don’t think…
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