This is an archived article that was published on in 2017, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, I tried to call you recently about the ACA repeal because I wanted you to vote against it. I tried calling from my cell phone, which has an 801 area code and wasn't able to get through. I did get through to your Provo office with my cell phone and left a message there.

Then I decided to try an experiment and used a 202 number to call your D.C. office and got through. I am not the only person I know who was unable to connect with 801/435/385 area codes but was able to connect from a non-Utah number. Thousands of Utahns were calling, asking you to protect their health insurance coverage.

Is there a reason your office is more interested in calls from D.C. than calls from Utah?

Jillian Edmonds