Conservatives gather at a 'defund Obamacare' town hall meeting in Arkansas. Photo by Corrine Williams, Heritage Foundation.
@patriciaborns A conservative research think tank is staging town hall meetings to stir anti-Obamacare fervor in several states including Florida. A town hall meeting with Heritage Foundation president and former GOP senator Jim DeMint that's scheduled for Wed., Aug. 20 in Tampa has been filled to capacity, according to the group's website.
DeMint was in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Monday night as part of the nine-city tour to fuel the campaign to defund Obamacare. His meeting in Tampa, billed as "free for conservatives," comes on the heels of U,S, Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius's visit last week where she announced $67 million in government grants for states to hire navigators to help consumers use the healthcare insurance marketplace opening Oct. 1st.
DeMint explained his message to NPR's Tamara Keith: