Congress

Republican Congressman Sneaks Out of Community Meeting Early to Avoid Constituent Questions on ACA

Just as we predicted, House Republicans are already feeling the heat after voting to begin the process of repealing the Affordable Care Act without offering a replacement, which will kick millions of Americans off their coverage and increase health care costs for millions more. Yesterday,  Rep. Mike Coffman (R-CO) faced a large crowd of constituents at a community meeting in his district, many of whom wanted to know why the Congressman voted to begin repealing the ACA without a replacement. From 9 News in Aurora:

“When Berthie Ruoff arrived at the Aurora Central Library to meet with Congressman Mike Coffman, she was hopeful to find encouraging answers about the impending changes to the Affordable Care Act.”

“‘My husband passed away and the only way I was able to get insurance was through the Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, Ruoff said.”

"’I am potentially going to lose my health insurance. I've had a preexisting condition. I've had breast cancer. What's going to happen to me?’ Ruoff said. ‘My spouse who had health insurance passed away. What do I do? You know, what am I supposed to do?’"

But what did Rep. Coffman do instead of talking to his constituents?