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Jessi Bohon, a 35-year-old high school teacher who lives in Cookeville, Tennessee, was visibly emotional as she stood up and posed her question.

"As a Christian, my whole philosophy in life is pull up the unfortunate," Bohon said, a comment that drew verbal affirmation from others in the room. "The individual mandate: that's what it does. The healthy people pull up the sick."

Bohon went on to ask how Congress could be OK with "punishing our sickest people" rather than trying to "fix what's wrong with Obamacare," the sweeping healthcare law that covers 20 million Americans.

Anger erupts at Republican town halls

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‘Do Your Job!’: Rep. Jason Chaffetz Faces Angry Town Hall Crowd

Chaffetz was not the only one to face hostile crowds on Thursday, with Rep. Diane Black (R-TN) also having a stormy meeting with constituents in her home state at an event held by Middle Tennessee State University College Republicans.

A video posted on social media showed Black facing a chorus of boos as she was escorted out after the event.

‘Do Your Job!’: Rep. Jason Chaffetz Faces Angry Town Hall Crowd in Utah

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Teacher's town hall question goes viral

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Where America's Uninsured Lived in 2016

Here's where Americans got their health insurance in 2016:

69 percent of adults under 65 got health insurance through an employer
20.3 percent of adults under 65 got public coverage such as Medicaid or the VA
12.3 percent of adults under 65 had no health insurance
4.8 percent of adults, or 9.4 million, got insurance on the Affordable Care Act exchanges
5 percent of children had no health insurance
43 percent of children had public coverage such as Medicaid or CHIP, the Children's Health Insurance Program
53.5 percent of children have private health insurance, either through an employer or the Affordable Care Act exchange

Here’s What Health Insurance Coverage Looks Like Now

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Anger Rises Across The Country At GOP Congressional Town Halls

Blackburn's comment is interesting. Heard anything more about it?

"Many of the questions were without clear answers from Blackburn, who served on Trump's transition team and is carrying key legislation that will be a part of the repeal effort from the GOP-led House. She said the replacement will include provisions allowing people of certain age groups with pre-existing conditions to get insurance.

Anger Rises Across The Country At GOP Congressional Town Halls

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Say what?!?!

Say what?!?!

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Marsha to Wolf: Stop Making a Big Deal About Me Lying on TV

Nashville Scene ...

First, it turns out Blackburn doesn't really have evidence for the claim she made about the town hall attendees. We know because Wolf asks her and she says this: "Sure, we had talked to people that were estimating crowds..." Later on, presented with video of nearly all of the crowd raising their hands to identify themselves as her constituents, she goes full Trump, saying the specific statement she made less than a day ago on television was "the estimate that was given to me."

Blackburn also appeared visibly annoyed by all these questions about her previous statement. "I guess you all are hung up on the percentages," she tells Wolf at one point. Actually, we in The Media were decidedly not hung up on the percentages until the congresswoman made a claim about the percentages in an effort to dismiss reports about her angry constituents.

Marsha to Wolf: Stop Making a Big Deal About Me Lying on Television

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My Night in Town Hall Hell

President Trump recently tweeted, “The so-called angry crowds in home districts of some Republicans are actually, in numerous cases, planned out by liberal activists. Sad!”

They are not sad, Mr. President, but mad. Not long ago, I was on the receiving end.

It was my obligation — my job — to listen to disagreement. The people there were Americans expressing their anger and anxiety; exercising a constitutional principle to petition their grievances to government. It wasn’t a pleasant night, but it was a patriotic one.

So my advice to those members of Congress who are hiding out or delaying is this: You can run for re-election, but you can’t hide from the American people.

The longer you wait, the louder it will get.

My Night in Town Hall Hell

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