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Sen. Wyden voices opposition to American Health Care Act in town hall meeting

Sen. Ron Wyden answered questions on health care and Russia's influence in the U.S. election at a town hall meeting in Cottage Grove Friday, May 5, 2017. (SBG photo)

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – The Republican’s plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act was a hot toping at the Friday night town hall meeting in Cottage Grove with Sen. Ron Wyden.

Wyden strongly opposes the Republican’s replacement plan – the American Health Care Act.

About 250 people attended the meeting from across Lane County. The cafeteria at Cottage Grove High School was packed.

Wyden took questions from the audience and health care was brought up more than once.

“10,000 people are turning 65 every day for years and years to come. In the House bill, the only people in America who get their Medicare tax cut are couples who make more than $250,000 dollars a year,” Wyden said at the meeting.

The health care bill wasn’t the only topic discussed at the meeting. Audience members also voiced concerns about Russia’s influence in the U.S. presidential election.

This was Wyden’s 36th town hall of 2017.

Saturday he’ll be in Springfield to hold a round table discussion about Trump’s proposed budget cuts. That meeting is at 10:30 a.m. at the Relief Nursery in Springfield.

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