Doug Jones

Sen. Doug Jones speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Washington. [FILE/PABLO MARTINEZ MONSIVAIS/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS]

U.S. Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., will be in Florence today as part of a health care tour throughout Alabama, according to a release from his office.

Jones will hold a constituent town hall meeting at 5 p.m. in the Film Screening Room of the University of North Alabama Communications Building.

The tour comes ahead of oral arguments next week regarding a lawsuit on the Affordable Care Act, according to Jones' office. The suit, brought by 20 Republican attorneys general, asserts the act should be invalidated due to a tax change that removed the penalty for not having insurance.

Jones, a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, wants to increase access to quality affordable healthcare, his office states.

bernie.delinski@timesdaily.com or 256-740-5739. Twitter @TD_BDelinski

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Drew Talley

Thank you Senator Jones for protecting people with Pre-Existing conditions. If this lawsuit is successfully by the Republicans Insurance companies will begin raising rates on me and I’m already paying all I can. Healthcare is expensive and so is rent but pay is the same since the 1990s. Somethings got to give.

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