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Congressman Meadows Tweets He's Voting No On ACA Repeal

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House Republicans in D.C. are expected to vote tomorrow/today/Thursday on the proposed bill that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as ‘Obamacare.’  One Congressman who won’t be voting in favor of the measure is Mark Meadows.  The Republican, who represents nearly all of Western North Carolina and chairs the hardline conservative ‘Freedom Caucus’, announced his vote in a tweet Wednesday afternoon.  Asheville Citizen-Times political reporter Mark Barrett joined BPR’s Matt Bush to discuss the significance of Meadows decision (he was 'called out' by President Trump on Tuesday for his lack of support for the bill), as well as what impact the Republican healthcare bill would have on Western North Carolina if passed.

Matt Bush joined Blue Ridge Public Radio as news director in August 2016. Excited at the opportunity the build up the news service for both stations as well as help launch BPR News, Matt made the jump to Western North Carolina from Washington D.C. For the 8 years prior to coming to Asheville, he worked at the NPR member station in the nation's capital as a reporter and anchor. Matt primarily covered the state of Maryland, including 6 years of covering the statehouse in Annapolis. Prior to that, he worked at WMAL in Washington and Metro Networks in Pittsburgh, the city he was born and raised in.