WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) is helping shape the Republican party's replacement for Obamacare. During a telephone town hall, Monday, he addressed questions with the overhaul and other controversial decisions by the Trump Administration.
Rep. Walden admits there are some good parts of the Affordable Care Act. In Monday's call, he said the new plan should allow Oregonians to maintain insurance for existing conditions. "Anybody with a pre-existing healthcare condition can take certainty that they will continue to have access to health insurance, and hopefully more affordable health insurance." Walden insists there are ways to develop a better health care program.
He was also asked about his support for a stronger border with Mexico, "There are places where the wall makes sense, there are places it doesn’t. There is technology we can use in those in-between places."
And, on the President's executive order banning immigrants and refugees from seven countries, Walden said, "I do think on the refugee program, it’s important that we make sure that when someone comes in through that, that they are properly vetted." He admits the administration could have done a better job of rolling out the order.