The visit, which resembled a campaign rally in many ways, was part of an ongoing effort to promote the Republican overhaul of the nation's health care system.
"The Obamacare nightmare is about to end," Pence said.
Pence said the president will give the American people the freedom to buy health insurance across state lines such like car insurance or life insurance.
He was accompanied by
The event hosted by Mac Papers, a three-generation family owned business based in
Outside and directly across
The vice president highlighted the section of the
Pence, echoed by Scott, Rutherford and Curry, said small business owners as well as other Americans will benefit from the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. Their remarks along with praise of Trump sparked applause and cheers that echoed like thunder in the paper company warehouse were the gathering was held.
Scott branded Obamacare "a complete lie."
"Obamacare is a mess. Obamacare is in a death spiral," Scott said. "Prices didn't come down. You didn't get to keep your doctor. You didn't get to keep your plan. Your choices have gone down and the prices have gone up and it's made it much more difficult to follow the regulations."
Scott has asked the Trump administration for
"It drives up costs and strangles small business. Burdens them with rules and mandates and taxes and this means fewer jobs, lower wages and higher costs. We need to do the opposite. We need a better way," said Rutherford, who also noted there would be an orderly transition to the American Health Care Act.
Curry said Trump and Pence are making good on their promise to shake up
"They told us they were going to repeal and replace Obamacare and that's what we're seeing happening right now," said Curry, noting he wants to see a plan that is installed with conservative principles that are market-driven and will be affordable for all Americans."
Last Monday, the nonpartisan
Republican leaders in
Derby Ulloa, a naturalized American who emigrated legally from
"I support Trump even if I don't like every thing he does. I support him from Day 1," said Ulloa, who also praised Trump's ban on immigrants. Ulloa said the country has too many immigrants, especially illegal ones who take advantage of America without giving back.
Some people, however, disagree, such as those gathered with protest signs across the street. Trump and his policies are divisive and an attack on the fundamental rights of people, they said.
"We just believe that we have a right to speak out, and we are worried and very concerned about the direction the president is taking us in," said
Obamacare isn't perfect, but it shouldn't be repealed. They should keep it and make adjustments to it if necessary, Barth said.
"What does the
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