Duffy Holds Town Hall in Hayward

April 19, 2017 10:29 PM

HAYWARD, Wis. - Republican Rep. Sean Duffy took questions on health care, abortion, domestic violence and more at a town hall meeting Wednesday.

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On rising health care costs, the congressman says drug companies should be allowed to recoup their costs, but cites the EpiPen as an example of price increases that went too far.

"Why is the American health care industry or the American family subsidizing the rest of the world? It doesn't make sense, and so I think we have to give pushback to big pharma," Duffy said.

Duffy says as long as Planned Parenthood continues to provide abortion services, he will not support funding for it.

The crowd in Hayward politely listened to most answers, but some were animated when Duffy responded to a question about school vouchers.

"There's a lot of you that are opposed to this that are OK with wealthy people getting out of a failing school, but you want poor people to not be able to get out of a failing school," Duffy said. "I stand with our children, I stand with little boys and girls, now you can have a difference of opinion, I'm just telling you mine, you asked it."

Duffy said he is in favor of charger schools but doesn't want to take funding from public schools.


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