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Nebraska lawmaker talks health care at town hall meeting

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The question and answer session allowed the two dozen people to voice their comments and concerns. The question and answer session allowed the two dozen people to voice their comments and concerns.
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, NE (KTIV) -

A Nebraska lawmaker made a stop in South Sioux to talk health care. Republican Congressman Adrian Smith held a town hall meeting this morning to talk with people in Nebraska's first congressional district.

The question and answer session allowed the two dozen people to voice their comments and concerns.

Smith says a lot of work needs to be done on health care in the country and he wants to see more choices for patients in health care legislation.

"There have been proposals out there to ensure patient choices and helping patients access insurance should they not be able to afford it with premium support and other provisions so there are ways to address this," says Smith.

Smith encourages people to get involved in the health care debate.  He says the best way to change what you don't like, is to contact your elected officials.

"We want to hear from them," says Smith.  "Individuals that I know are frustrated because of the complexity, but it's important that we hear from them."

Smith has been against the Affordable Health Care Act from the beginning and has voted to repeal it.

Smith also held town hall meetings in Scottsbluff and Kearney.

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