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Constituents Denounce Faso-Collins AHCA Amendment To County Board
KJOLHEDE: VULNERABLE WOULD BE HURT

County Board Pulls Motion

Backing Faso’s AHCA Move

At this morning’s county board meeting, Dr. Chris Kjolhede argues, successfully, that a resolution supporting an initiative by Congressman Faso could harm Bassett’s School-Based Health Program.  The resolution was withdrawn.
Oneonta’s Gena Keel holds a protest sign aloft before speaking against the Faso-Collins amendment.

COOPERSTOWN – After hearing objections from the public, the county Board of Representatives this morning pulled a resolution that would have supported U.S. Rep. John Faso’s amendment requiring the State of New York to absorb any additional costs of federal Medicaid cuts, rather than passing them along to counties.

Constituents were lined up out into the hallway outside the County Board’s chamber on the second floor of the county Office Building as Dr. Chris Kjolhede, co-director of Bassett’s School-Based Health Program, suggested the so-called Faso-Collins amendment, by making the Republicans’ American Health Care Act (AHCA) more palatable, is threatening the county’s most vulnerable citizens.

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