With the Republican congressman in
"Last week, he was in the district (in
Everyone knows Marino wants to repeal Obamacare, but no one knows what he favors to replace it, despite constituents writing letters, emailing and calling his offices, she said.
"I think at first I started out frustrated," she said. "Now I'm scared. I have no idea what our health care system is going to look like. ... It's the most basic thing a congressman can do for you is tell you where he is on an issue, and Marino seems to feel like that's not necessary."
"We have a president in office who's not normal and is a threat to all of us," Hotvedt said. "
"I think the Affordable Care Act needs some improvement, but gosh, it's so much better than it was before," Ross said. "Nobody knows what they want to replace it with."
"What can Marino do? He cannot repeal the ACA and let people fix it and make it better and turn it into a single-payer system instead of turning it into garbage for everybody except for big pharma and health insurance companies," Friedman said. "That's what he can do; that's what he won't do."
The participants did not expect Marino to be at the rally and did not invite him.
But the citizens succeeded in meeting -- five at a time, privately and with the news media barred -- with
Weber told them the office might schedule a town hall meeting within two months, Stopper said.
In the statement, he said Marino hosted "many town hall meetings throughout our 15-county district" and "numerous" telephone town halls that allow thousands of constituents from across the district to hear what is happening in
It did not say when Marino plans to hold his next town hall.
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