WASHINGTON -- When some Buckeyes grew tired of waiting for a town hall meeting on health care with Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, they took the discussion to Washington.
After 47 days without a town hall meeting from Portman, activist groups bused voters from Columbus to attend Portman’s weekly meet-and-greet on Wednesday and demand a public town hall session before the Senate votes on the American Health Care Act next week, according to ThinkProgress.
The senator told those in attendance that he’s not fully satisfied with the House-passed bill and the fact that many health care discussions have been conducted away from public view.
However, Portman’s staff said the senator remains undecided on his vote and will remain so until he reviews the Senate’s draft bill that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., will put out on Thursday.
“The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not perfect,” Columbus resident Thomas Cartwright said, according to ThinkProgress. “There needs to be more competition among insurance companies.”