Healthcare rally held outside Rep. Tenney's Binghamton office

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. - People with pre-existing conditions and their supporters are urging Congresswoman Claudia Tenney to not leave them high and dry on healthcare.

A rally was held yesterday outside Tenney's District Office at the MetroCenter in downtown Binghamton.

Protestors say the Affordable Care Act, better known as Obamacare, required insurance companies to not raise premiums based on a person's medical history or pre-existing conditions.

Those conditions include high blood pressure, diabetes and cancer.

According to Citizen Action, the most recent healthcare proposal allows carriers to charge whatever they want to patients with pre-existing conditions.

Charles Reavis lives in Castle Creek and had a kidney transplant.

He says he can't make ends meet if the proposed GOP health plan is passed.

"That could put us in bankruptcy. Depending on how much our co-pay is and how much our insurance will go up, along with out of pocket expenses, that would put us in danger of not being able to afford our mortgage. If they install the lifetime caps, that would ultimately mean death for me," said Reavis.

After the rally, protestors took their concerns to Tenney's office where they met with staffers.

They are also calling for Tenney to hold an in-person Town Hall meeting in Binghamton.

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