Conservative health reform opponents in W. Pa.

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A conservative group that wants Congress to defund president Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act is planning a town hall meeting in Pittsburgh.

Wednesday evening’s meeting is one of a series being held in nine U.S. cities by Heritage Action, the political activist wing of the Heritage Foundation.

Democrats have been counter-protesting the meetings, including a rally Monday near the Pittsburgh office of Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey.

Heritage Action wants Congress to not approve any new federal spending unless money for the health care reforms are eliminated before the Oct. 1 deadline when much of the package takes effect.

Wednesday’s meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Sheraton Station Square.

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