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Crowd confronts Congressman Gus Bilirakis over Obamacare

Posted at 11:40 PM, Feb 22, 2017

Congressman Gus Bilirakis held a third town hall meeting in three weeks, Wednesday evening, seeking people's input about health care.

Congressman Bilirakis said they are introducing the bill next week to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. He said the Affordable Care Act is falling apart and people need more choices at lower costs.

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"We have to come up with something better and cover those good people," Congressman Bilirakis said.

The congressman voted to repeal Obamacare several times. He said he wants no life-time caps, coverage for pre-existing conditions and would allow children up to 26 years old to stay on their parents plan.

"Obamacare is unsustainable. The costs are too high," Congressman Bilirakis said.

Dozens of people showed up to the town hall meeting; some of them were in favor of keeping the Affordable Care Act the same, while other people said they want something different.

"I'm a little iffy on keeping their kids on until 26 because I think we're coddling a lot of our youth," one woman said.

One man said, "We'd like to relay our support for expanding Obamacare to cover all Americans".

Bonni Axler is worried about her husband who is battling cancer, a heart condition, and diabetes. She said he searches for an affordable doctor weekly.

"I just don't want to lose him especially for something like politics," Axler said.

Axler said she is tired of feeling like politicians are playing with healthcare.

"I don't care what it's called. They can call it Trumpocare. I don't care what they call it as long as it takes pre-existing conditions," Axler said.

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