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The state insurance commissioner, a representative of the AARP and others will join U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle (above) at a town hall meeting on Saturday (March 18) to talk about the proposed American Health Care Act.
The meeting starts at 2 p.m. at Pittsburgh's Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall in Oakland and is open to the public.
Proposed and endorsed by House Speaker Paul Ryan, the AHCA would repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. Repealing the ACA was the number one goal of President Trump.
In addition to Doyle, a Democrat from Forest Hills who represents Pittsburgh and much of the Mon-Yough area, speakers at Saturday's event will include Pennsylvania Insurance Commissioner Teresa D. Miller; Ray Landis, advocacy manager for AARP of Pennsylvania; Ali Shapiro, a business owner who purchases health insurance through the ACA; and Janice Nathan who is self-employed and also purchases health insurance through the ACA.
Doors will open at 1 p.m.
A spokesman for Doyle said the focus of the town hall will be provisions in the AHCA legislation that would cause "dramatically different" changes to Medicaid, Medicare and the individual health insurance market.
The speakers will make brief opening statements about the American Health Care Act and the impact that its enactment would have on Pennsylvania, and then they will take questions from the audience for the remainder of the time, the Doyle spokesman said.
(Photo courtesy U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle)
Originally published March 17, 2017.