The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions discussed the future of Obamacare Wednesday. (Screenshot: Staff)

As members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions met Wednesday morning to discuss the Affordable Care Act, Tennessee residents reached out to lawmakers about the issue via social media. 

President Donald Trump signed an executive order to "ease the burden" of Obamacare.

The order directed the Department of Health and Human Services secretary and other agency heads to "minimize the financial burden of Obamacare on Americans, states, insurers, health care providers and others to the maximum extent permitted by law," according to CNN. 

Many Republicans have said they want to repeal the act.

But there is still much that remains unclear. Click here for more information. 

Click here to watch the committee hearing, and click here for more background about the issue of possible changes to the Affordable Care Act. 

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, chairs the HELP Committee, and some area residents said they wanted him to hear their voices Wednesday morning. 

They used the #LetUsTestify social media hashtag to share personal stories and messages to lawmakers online: