Christine CorradoMay 9, 2017, 12:34 pmMay 11, 2017, 7:44 am

Voters, Rep. Maloney chide Rep. Faso for missing AHCA town hall

Maloney targeted Faso in his own district after Faso promised some constituents he wouldn't vote for an Obamacare repeal

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Rep. Maloney to meet with Kingston residents over AHCA 

Kingston residents chanted “No-Show Faso” on Monday night, voicing their displeasure with Congressman John Faso, who represents their district.

Sean Patrick Maloney, who represents New York’s 18th congressional district invited Representative John Faso to speak at a town hall to answer constituent's questions and explain Faso's vote for the health care bill that passed in the House on May 4th.

"We scheduled a town hall and invited john Faso,” said Dustin Reidy, an Indivisible NY 19 organizer. “He has promised to hold town halls with constituents here and refuses to do so."

Many constituents turned out with pre-existing conditions including one who suffers from hereditary spastic paraplegia or ‘HSB’, a progressive gait disorder that makes it difficult to walk.

"My medication costs me about $150 a month or so,” said Catherine Joyner of New Paltz. “If I don't have insurance you're looking at a couple grand, so I am not going to be able to afford it."

Some say the American Health Care Act could remove people with pre-existing conditions off of their insurance plans

Representative Faso personally promised Andrea Mitchell, another constituent, that he would not vote to repeal the Affordable Health Care Act. She has a number of pre-existing conditions, including a benign brain tumor.

"I feel terrified. Having that sort of financial obligation to your health puts your entire family in a bad situation,” said Mitchell, of Catskill. “We are homeowners and live on a single income and it would devastate our family."

Maloney asked everyone in the crowd to tweet at john Faso "Missing you in Kingston". According to Maloney, Faso was instead attending a fundraiser.

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