Senator Ted Cruz to host town hall

Senator Ted Cruz will continue the Texas tour of his "Defend and Reform" town halls in Austin on Thursday evening. 

Cruz made a stop in McKinney on Wednesday where he wanted to discuss changes to the VA but was instead met with protestors and grilled about his stance on health care. 

The tour comes after Cruz's announcement about his VA Information Technology Restructuring Act. The town halls are hosted by Concerned Veterans for America. 

Each stop features a Q and A with Cruz to discuss the issues impacting veterans and their families. The Senator wants to hold the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable and expand the veterans choice program so vets can choose their own doctors. 

Cruz has had his share of protesters at previous stops. Their concerns have mainly been directed at the republican effort to overhaul the Affordable Care Act. 

Cruz has his own amendment for the current senate bill, which he's named "The Consumer Freedom Amendment."

It allows insurance companies to offer plans that follow Obamacare standard or others that could be stripped down, cheaper policies that don't offer protection for things like pre-existing conditions. 

Thursday night's town hall will be at the Renaissance Austin Hotel in the Arboretum and begins at 6. 


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