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Hochul Sounds Warning On Obamacare Repeal

Jul 10, 2017
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The state’s lieutenant governor says New Yorkers should be deeply worried if the U.S. Senate approves a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Health Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Currently, the Senate does not have the votes for the GOP plan, but Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul says that doesn’t mean opponents of the measure should be complacent.

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A small group of activists were at NY Congresswoman Elise Stefanik’s office in Plattsburgh Thursday to drop off a copy of the Congressional Budget Office report on the American Health Care Act. The Republican-led House narrowly passed the bill on May 4.  They are not the only people upset with the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Grim Reaper and coffin at protest against Elise Stefanik AHCA vote
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Nearly 200 protesters gathered on the grounds of Mountain Lake PBS in advance of a forum held by Republican Elise Stefanik in Plattsburgh Monday evening.

Republican Elise Stefanik takes a question during a forum at Mountain Lake PBS
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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik, a Republican from New York’s 21st district, taped a forum at the public television station in Plattsburgh Monday evening. The majority of questions focused on her vote last week in favor of the American Health Care Act.

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Democratic Governor Andrew Cuomo says the Republican health care bill is an "assault on New York." 

New York Leaders Dismayed By Health Care Bill

May 4, 2017

Some of New York’s leaders are expressing outrage over the House of Representatives vote to undo the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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Upstate New York Congresswoman Elise Stefanik is applauding an amendment to House Republicans’ federal health care plan. Meantime, a progressive group is preparing another protest outside her district office.

Congressman Paul Tonko met with reporters at his Albany office Sunday morning, March 19, 2017.
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Republican leaders are planning a vote Thursday to repeal and replace much of Obamacare. Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko doesn’t think much of the plan. The Democrat met with reporters at his Albany office Sunday morning.

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Officials from the AARP recently discussed their concerns about the GOP health care overhaul proposal known as the American Health Care Act.  The group opposes the legislation and calls some of its provisions an age tax.