GOP chairman: Town hall protests won't alter ObamaCare repeal plans

GOP chairman: Town hall protests won't alter ObamaCare repeal plans
© Greg Nash

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin BradyKevin Patrick BradyRepublicans' rendezvous with reality — their plan is to cut Social Security The Social Security 2100 Act is critical for millennials and small business owners House panel releases documents of presidential tax return request before Trump MORE (R-Texas) said Monday that crowds of people at town halls across the country worried about the fate of ObamaCare will not alter Republican plans to repeal and replace the law.

Brady, a key player on healthcare, was asked by reporters if the pro-ObamaCare sentiment at town halls would “have any impact to the Republican push to repeal and replace.”

"I don't think it will,” Brady replied. 

“I think it's healthy to have these discussions,” he added. “I know at the town hall I held, we had some people who feel strongly for ObamaCare and all those high prices and premiums. I stayed late to make sure we could visit with as many as we could, and so I think all this input is healthy."

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House Republicans are hoping to move forward with their repeal bill next month. 

Brady was faced with a crowd of people angry about his plan to repeal ObamaCare at a town hall in Texas last month. “Where are the plans?” the crowd called out, asking for the GOP replacement plan, the Houston Chronicle reported

A string of Republican lawmakers, including Reps. Jason ChaffetzJason ChaffetzHouse Oversight panel demands DeVos turn over personal email records The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - Trump attack on progressive Dems draws sharp rebuke GOP senators decline to criticize Acosta after new Epstein charges MORE (Utah), Gus Bilirakis (Fla.) and Diane BlackDiane Lynn BlackBottom line Overnight Health Care: Anti-abortion Democrats take heat from party | More states sue Purdue over opioid epidemic | 1 in 4 in poll say high costs led them to skip medical care Lamar Alexander's exit marks end of an era in evolving Tennessee MORE (Tenn.), have faced crowds in their districts pushing against the repeal of ObamaCare. Some people have said that they owe their lives to the healthcare former President Obama's signature domestic law provides them. 

Black’s office also vowed to push ahead with repeal last week after a testy forum. 

“While there were strong feelings at this forum, there is no mistaking the clear message Tennesseans sent last November at the ballot box when they sent Congressman Black and President Trump to Washington to repeal Obamacare and put patients back in control of their health care choices,” her office said in a statement.