Although the public was not invited, WDBJ7 reports that Congressman Goodlatte hosted a luncheon with “civic leaders” in Amherst on Feburary 6, at which he discussed repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act.
Goodlatte said Congress is hoping to enact a replacement that will result in lower insurance premiums.
He added there will be a transition period for people on the current health exchange to find new insurance.
Perhaps someone more familiar with Amherst can say how representative these “civic leaders” are. But in the video of the luncheon I spotted no African-Americans, even though African-Americans are 30 percent of the town’s population.
And Goodlatte’s assurances that there will be a replacement for the ACA that will provide insurance to everyone at a lower cost are starting to wear thin. All indications are that Congressional Republicans are still flailing in their efforts to find a suitable replacement.