US MP Ted Budd discusses Inexpensive Care Act whereas visiting Greensboro | Nation and regional information
Budd stopped after the meetings to ask questions about the health law.
“The first thing we’re working on in Congress right now is repeal and then joint replacement,” said Budd. “Today we want to make sure that what we do is the best possible result.”
He said the reason the repeal and replacement had not progressed as quickly as “the repeal-only members would like” is because Congress slowed the process to ensure everyone is considered in the new system.
“The main thing in the roof that we’re going to operate from is to move things from state control, top-down state control, to a patient-centered doctor relationship,” said Budd. “The doctors seem to like that and the patients seem to like that.”
Some members of Congress have been scrutinized for not holding town halls during their break this week because they are concerned about protesters.
Budd negotiates with landowners to set up an office in Greensboro. He said Thursday he had reached an agreement with a property manager who later withdrew over concerns over possible protests.
Budd said he continued to reach out to his constituents. In a Tele-Rathaus he reached 18,000 voters about two weeks ago, he said.