With all eyes waiting to see if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down all or part of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, the Forum Club brought together two area congressmen – one Republican, one Democrat – to share diverse views on what America needs in the way of health care system.
On April 30 when U.S. Rep. Allen West and U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch shared the podium on this topic.
Deutch first won election to Congress in a special election in April 2010 and then was elected to a full term in November of that year. His District 19 includes portions of central and southern Palm Beach County as well as northern Broward County. Deutch is a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
West, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, currently represents District 22 which includes portions of Palm Beach and Broward counties. However, West is seeking election in the newly formed District 18 which covers St. Lucie and Martin counties as well as part of northern Palm Beach County. He was first elected in 2008 and reelected in 2010.