“The last I heard, these coal jobs are not coming back and now these people don’t have the insurance they need because they’re poor. And they work those coal mines, and they’re sick, the veterans are sick, the veterans are broken down, they’re not getting what they need.” — unidentified voter

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For the record, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is firmly opposed to the Affordable Care Act, which if trashed will lead to the death of many people in Kentucky who will no longer be able to get health insurance.

RECOMMENDED READING:

Ed Mazza: Check Out Mitch McConnell’s Face As An Angry Voter Lets Him Have It (Huffington Post)

“The last I heard, these coal jobs are not coming back and now these people don’t have the insurance they need because they’re poor. And they work those coal mines, and they’re sick, the veterans are sick, the veterans are broken down, they’re not getting what they need.” — unidentified voter

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mitch-mcconnell-town-hall-obamacare_us_58acf3c9e4b0d0a6ef463755?47ny901zcspa7zaor&

Sam Stein: Testy Town Halls Driving Many GOP Lawmakers To Simply Duck Them (Huffington Post)

It’s 2009 all over again, just a different party in the hot seat.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/gop-lawmakers-town-halls_us_58acc338e4b0d0a6ef46158d?

Helaine Olen: Meet the Teacher Whose Powerful, Christian Defense of Obamacare Made a GOP Town Hall Go Viral (Slate)

“As a Christian, my whole philosophy in life is to pull up the unfortunate. So the individual mandate, that’s what it does. The healthy people pull up the sick,” Bohon said at the event at Middle Tennessee State University. Her concern? If Republicans repeal the ACA and offer coverage to people with chronic illnesses and pre-existing conditions via so-called high-risk pools—as several GOP proposals would do—they’ll have less coverage.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/moneybox/2017/02/10/meet_jessi_bohon_whose_christian_defense_of_obamacare_made_a_gop_town_hall.html

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