Activist group holds Town Hall event

Constituents raise concerns over healthcare

Syracuse, NY (WSYR-TV) - More than 100 central New Yorkers gathered at Nottingham High School in Syracuse Saturday hoping to hear from Congressman, John Katko.

The CNY Solidarity Coalition hosted the meeting, where community members were invited to share concerns. Many focused on the newest healthcare proposal by House Republicans, something Congressman Katko said he would vote against. But some constituents say they have a tough time believing him.

"When 'Trumpcare' first came out he said some very positive things about the deficit reduction in it, didn't say anything about the people that were going to get hurt once it became clear over the last couple days that the proposal is going nowhere he felt safe in voting against," said Peter McCarthy, CNY Solidarity Coalition.

The House is scheduled to vote Thursday on the Trump Administration's bill to replace the Affordable Care Act. Congressman Katko says the plan does not provide an adequate market-based option for insurance access or address rising costs.

Congressman Katko has said he will hold an in-person town hall event soon, but a date and location have not been announced.

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