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On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor Reports On 6 ‘Dynamic’ Democrat at Forum

On WAMC’s ‘Morning Headlines’, Editor

Reports On ‘Dynamic’ Democrats At Forum

Democrats already looking to challenge Congressman Faso in November 2018 are, from left, Brian Flynn, Jeff Beals, Antonio Delgado, Sue Sullivan, Gareth Rhodes and Steven Brisee. (AllOTSEGO.com photo)

In today’s weekly report, “Morning Headlines,” on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio, Jim Kevlin, editor/publisher of www.AllOTSEGO.com (and Hometown Oneonta & the Freeman’s Journal), reports on the six “dynamic” Democrats who are interested in challenging U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, next year.  They appeared Sunday at Oneonta’s Sixth Ward Athletic Club.

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Learn Who May Be Next Congressman

Learn Who May Be

Next Congressman

Exclusively in Hometown Oneonta & The Freeman’s Journal, read about who may be Otsego County’s next congressmen. Six contenders for the Democratic nod to run against U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, in November 2018 met with 80 of the party faithful at Oneonta’s Sixth Ward Athletic Club Sunday afternoon. Ours was the only reporter there. And there’s much more, from a quickly staged celebration of the Oneonta Post Office’s 200th anniversary, to reporting on the last meeting of the 95-year-old Cooperstown Women’s Club. Both papers on newsstands this afternoon.
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Faso, Healthcare Advocate Differ On Course Of Reform

Faso, Healthcare Advocates

Differ On Course Of Reform

Family Planning of South Central New York Director Deb Marcus, right, expresses concerns about proposed Obamacare reforms to U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, at a meeting this afternoon in state Sen. Jim Seward’s Oneonta office. Others, from left, are county Rep. Gary Koutnik, D-Oneonta, the state Hospital Association’s Bill Streck, Antoinette Kuzminski, retired Bassett physician lobbying for a single-payer approach, Wayne Mellor of Fly Creek, Judy Fleischer of Oneonta, a former nurse and health-insurance broker, and Springbrook CEO Patricia Kennedy. (Ian Austin/AllOTSEGO.com)

By IAN AUSTIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Faso at this afternoon’s discussion.

ONEONTA – U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, heard concerns of key local players in the national healthcare debate this afternoon, and the two sides appeared to politely disagree on a future course of action.

“We have fundamental concerns that it” – the Obamacare revision being revived in Congress – “will not be an improvement over the current ACA.” said Bill Streck, retired Bassett Healthcare president, now director of innovation for the state Hospital Association (HANYS). “From our analysis, 200-700 thousand people would be at risk along with healthcare in our region.”

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Congressman In Oneonta Discussing ACA’s Future
OBAMACARE REFORM SPURRED RALLIES

Congressman In Oneonta

Discussing ACA’s Future

Congressman Faso

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

ONEONTA – Congressman John Faso, R-19, is in Oneonta today, meeting with key players in the medical community on the future of the Affordable Care Act.

The meeting has been sought for several weeks by Dr. Carolyn Wolf-Gould, director of Bassett Healthcare’s Fox Hospital Susquehanna Family Practice and The Gender Wellness Clinic, and county Rep. Kay Stuligross, D-Oneonta.

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In ‘Teletown Hall,’ Faso Reaches 20,000 Citizens

In ‘Teletown Hall,’ Faso

Reaches 20,000 Citizens

Sitting at his desk in his Washington D.C. office last evening, Congressman John Faso, R-19th, who represents Otsego County and 10 other counties, was heard by 20,000 constituents in an hour-long “Teletown Hall.” “I heard from them on various topics of concern, from property taxes to healthcare to our environment. I appreciate everyone who called in to listen and participate in a thoughtful discussion on issues that matter most to our community.”
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Repeal Of Obamacare Will Hit County Hard

BILL STRECK’S MESSAGE HOME:

Repeal Of Obamacare

Would Hit Here Hard

The repeal of the Affordable Care Act – Obamacare – would leave 5,700 Otsego County people uninsured, retired Bassett President/CEO Bill Streck, now chief medical and health systems innovation officer at HANYS (the state’s hospital association), told a mostly medical-sector crowd of 75 at Templeton Hall in Cooperstown this evening.  Shifting Medicaid from an entitlement to block grants might raise county government’s costs by $700,000, he said.  He also said U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, is part of a “Group of Nine” Upstate GOP congressmen that, working together, may be of sufficient size to influence where the U.S. House of Representatives ends up on ACA reform.     The talk was sponsored by Sustainable Otsego and Positive Action, which have organized a second talk 7-9 p.m. next Thursday, also at Templeton Hall, where Dr. Chris Kjolhede (inset photo) will lead a discussion on what people may do locally to influence the the national outcome.  (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)

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Anti-Trump Activists Divert Anger At Faso

2018 RACE ALREADY JOINED

Anti-Trump Activists

Divert Anger At Faso

Sustainable Otsego moderator Adrian Kuzminski, seated against far wall, addresses some 75 local anti-Trump activitist who gathered at Brewery Ommegang last Thursday, looking for ways to collaborate. To the right of Kuzminski is Cooperstown Trustee Lou Allstadt, the climate change activitist, and former county rep. Ed Lentz, Garrattsville. (Jim Dean photo)

Grass-Roots Organizations Form,

Collaborate Around 19th District

By JIM KEVLIN • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.COM

John Faso at the Otsego County Chamber annual banquet last March.

With the 2016 campaign just over, the 2018 campaign in Otsego County’s 19th Congressional District is already starting.

Multiple grass-roots groups in Otsego County that have sprung up since Donald Trump’s election as president Nov. 8 are planning to rally with perhaps “several thousand” of like-minded people at Congressman John Faso’s Kinderhook office this weekend.

Shortterm, the goal is to convince the 19th District congressman to, one, host “town hall meetings” in each of the counties in the district, and, two, to work to assure central guarantees in the Affordable Care Act.

“I do feel strongly: We need to find some way to work with Faso, because he can do a lot of damage in these two years,” said Pam Kline of Indivisible CD19 NY, which is reaching across the 19th District to bring activists to Kinderhook.

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Faso Calls For ‘Thoughtful Legislation’ On Trump Ban

Faso Calls For ‘Thoughtful,

Legislation’ On Trump Ban

Otsego County’s congressman, John Faso, appeared on Tucker Carlson’s program on Fox News last evening, arguing that legislation, not the courts alone, should resolve the debate over President Trump’s immigration ban.
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Faso Invites Bobby Walker To Attend Trump Inaugural

Faso Invites Bobby Walker

To Attend Trump Inaugural

Editor’s Note: If you’re attending the Trump inauguration, alert Jim Kevlin at 547-6103, or e-mail jimk@allotsego.com

By EMILY MURPHY • Special to www.AllOTSEGO.com

Congressman Faso and Bobby Walker during the recently completed campaign.

COOPERSTOWN – Bobby Walker, the Cooperstown Central School senior who chairs the Otsego County Young Republicans, has received a ticket from U.S. Rep. John Faso, R-19, to attend Donald J. Trump’s inauguration Jan. 20 in Washington, D.C.

Walker had served as a volunteer in Faso’s just-completed Congressional campaign, where he defeated Democrat Zephyr Teachout Nov. 8 to succeed retiring Congressman Chris Gibson.

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