Congressman Fred Upton, a once highly-respected moderate Republican from the 6th Congressional District in the State Of Michigan, stunned the political world on Wednesday of this past week when he announced he was a "no" vote on the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). He had his moment in the sun as publications touted this courageous decision, including the New York Times.

Fast forward one day on Thursday when Upton again stunned the political world by abruptly going back on his word and announcing he was a "yes" vote on the AHCA. This pronouncement came immediately after a brief meeting in the White House with President Donald Trump.

Upton said after the meeting that Trump supported an $8 billion (over 5 years) to assist states with subsidizing people with "pre-existing conditions" in states that seek waivers.

Protesters in Kalamazoo, St. Joe's slam Upton for Trumpcare flip-flop

During and after the AHCA vote, constituents of Upton showed their displeasure by with the "flip-flop yes vote" and protested his district offices in Kalamazoo and St. Joseph in the state of Michigan. There were tow separate protests on Thursday, one took place at 1 p.m.

and another protest took place at 4:30 p.m. Both took place at Upton's downtown Kalamazoo office. The 1:30 p.m. protest was organized by MoveOn.org, while the Michigan People's Campaign and ProKzoo organized the protest that took place at 4:30 p.m. Protests also occurred at the St. Joseph's office on Wednesday reported the New York Times.

The protesters made their views known to Upton's staff during the protests. The MLive.com reported Jessica Martin, vice president of the Young Democrats of Michigan, felt betrayed by Upton's flip-flop, saying he is "falsely representing the 6th district." Martin also has a pre-existing condition is worried about accessing healthcare with the possible appeal of the ACA.

She is blaming Upton.

Members of Congress would be 'exempt' from enrolling in Trumpcare

State Rep. Jon Hoadley, D-Kalamazoo, criticized Upton for not only his flip-flop on AHCA but that the bill also "exempts" Members Of Congress from being forced into Trumpcare. He said if it is not good enough for members of Congress, why would it be good enough for the constituents of Congressional members.

The losers in this bill being passed into law are poor people, older Americans, state governments, hospitals, Planned Parenthood and people with "pre-existing conditions." Planned Parenthood vowed to keep fighting

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