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What's the rush to replace the ACA?

What's the rush to replace the ACA?

Rep. Andy Harris told us that he was waiting to hold in-person town hall meetings until the Republicans had produced their health bill, and then everything would be done out in the open. So now why are he and the rest of the Republicans in Congress rushing forward with a replacement for the Affordable Care Act without ample opportunity for his constituents to become informed citizen consumers?

In numerous discussions with various members of Dr. Harris' staff as well as in interviews with the press, this was always the given reasoning for not meeting until the bill was introduced. His health care liaison, Bryan Shuy, sent me an email that included this statement: "Rep. Harris...