Crowd Grills Top GOPer Over His Support Of ACA Repeal Without Replacement

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January 18, 2017 10:34 a.m.

A critical crowd of constituents confronted House Ways and Means Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) at an event Tuesday afternoon to grill him over his support for plans to repeal Obamacare without a replacement ready.

Fifty or so attendees came to an hourlong session billed by Brady’s staff as an opportunity for “local people affected by ObamaCare” to “share their experiences with rising costs and loss of coverage and choice,” according to a report by the Houston Chronicle.

“Don’t lie!” one attendee shouted when Brady claimed that Planned Parenthood uses taxpayer money for abortion. The Hyde Amendment prohibits using federal funds to pay for any health coverage that includes abortion, as the attendee noted.

Brady said that he was not shaken by the apparent opposition he faced, however.

“This is health care,” he said, as quoted by the Chronicle. “They should be passionate.”

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