Updated 07/11/2012 04:29 PM
Congressional candidate visits with senior citizens
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BROOME COUNTY, N.Y. -- Congressional candidate Dan Lamb paid a visit to some of the county's elderly members.
Lamb stopped by the Johnson City Senior Center Wednesday to talk to seniors about their views on Medicare, Social Security and the health care reform law.
Lamb's visit was inspired by an effort in Congress Wednesday to repeal the Affordable Care Act, which he says is an unnecessary and politically motivated move.
"To me, it’s a tremendous waste of time and it’s a very partisan exercise and it goes against all the reforms that are in this law that effect seniors, that can help seniors, like closing the doughnut hold for prescription drug benefits," Lamb said.
Dan Lamb is facing incumbent Congressman Richard Hanna for seat in the newly formed 22nd Congressional District.
For his part, Richard Hanna said he does believe the Affordable Care Act needs to be repealed. He said the law adds taxes on the middle class and takes away an individuals right to choose their own healthcare.
"When I say this bill has to be repealed its not through ideology, it's through careful analysis of the bill and the problems that ensue from it, and 12 major tax increases that ensue for the middle class," said Hanna.
The Democrat controlled Senate now must vote on the repeal of the law. However, the measure is not likely to pass.