Vice President Mike Pence talks about healthcare in Springdale

VP Mike Pence visiting Springdale today
Posted at 9:23 AM, Mar 02, 2017

SPRINGDALE, Ohio -- Vice President Mike Pence and Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price touted their plans for healthcare reform during a visit to a Tri-State business Thursday.

Speaking at Frame USA in Springdale, Pence said President Donald Trump's administration was working on plans for a healthcare system "built on a foundation of freedom and personal responsibility."

While the plans are still in the works, Pence said the future law would lower the cost of health insurance. He reiterated Trump's pledge to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare.

"The Obamacare nightmare is about to be over," Pence said.

Tying the issue to his hosts, Pence said the lower-cost healthcare system would allow small businesses like Frame USA to create more jobs.

"When small business is strong, America is strong," Pence said.

Pence's speech followed a tour of Frame USA's facility. The company makes frames for posters, pictures and artwork. The company was founded in 1982 in Maryland as a small art and print retailer and expanded to southwest Ohio. Frame USA moved its manufacturing, distribution and other operations to Springdale in 1990, according to its website.

Progress Ohio announced a protest to "show Pence we are pro-women, pro-healthcare, pro-LGBTQ Rights" will gather at 10 a.m. at the corner of Northland Boulevard and West Kemper Road. Expect traffic delays throughout the morning in the area.