Upset Constituents Encouraging Flip-Flops Sent To Upton

Michigan residents angry at Congressman Fred Upton are encouraging others still seething over last week’s Affordable Care Act replacement vote to mail flip-flops to his office in St. Joseph. Dozens of pairs of sandals were placed on the steps of that office late last week, but were soon removed. On social media, the hashtag #FredFlops has graphic calling on people to mail “stinky flops” to Upton. The Republican said early last week that he was opposed to the House plan to replace the ACA, only to change his tune after a meeting with President Trump on Wednesday. During that meeting, Upton and Congressman Billy Long of Missouri said they convinced the President to change his mind regarding coverage of pre-existing conditions. Critics like the AARP called the amendment from Upton to put $8 billion aside to help people with those costs if states opt out of the ACA requirement that pre-existing conditions can’t change coverage the same as using a band-aid on a broken bone.