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Rep. Comer Discusses ‘Repealing and Replacing’ ACA with President Trump

Courtesy of Congressman James Comer's Office

Kentucky Congressman James Comer discussed healthcare in the first district with President Donald Trump on Air Force One to and from Louisville on Monday.

In a release, the Republican congressman thanked the president for working to “repeal and replace Obamacare.” In the rally Monday night, Trump thanked Comer for his support.

Comer's Communications Director Michael Gossum said the congressman plans on voting for the American Health Care Act. Gossum said in a statement to WKMS "Congressman Comer has said many times; Obamacare has been a complete failure and is unsustainable. The American Health Care Act is the first step of a three-part process to repeal and replace Obamacare."

Trump called the Affordable Care Act a “complete and total catastrophe” and said to those opposed to the proposed GOP American Health Care Act “the alternative is what you have, what you have is nothing, the worst, it’s the big lie.”

A House vote on the new health care plan is expected on March 23.

Congressman Comer is holdinga series of town hall events across the region beginning this Friday in Paducah.

Matt Markgraf joined the WKMS team as a student in January 2007. He's served in a variety of roles over the years: as News Director March 2016-September 2019 and previously as the New Media & Promotions Coordinator beginning in 2011. Prior to that, he was a graduate and undergraduate assistant. He is currently the host of the international music show Imported on Sunday nights at 10 p.m.
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