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Constituents vent about the proposed Obamacare replacement

Many people in the audience of 1,200 told U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Forest Hills, what Obamacare meant to them at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall.

Delores Johnson, from Glassport, stands with her older son, Ethan Webb, 10, after sharing her health care dilemma with Representative Mike Doyle at a health care town hall meeting held by U.S. Representative Mike Doyle on March 18, 2017 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland. Both of Johnson’s sons, Ethan Webb, 10, and Kyrie Holliday, 22 months, suffer from hemophilia. Johnson lost her house because of the price of health care for her sons. She says that their treatments combined cost $4,000 each week. (Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)
Darwin Leuba, 18, from O’Hara Township, wears a chicken costume and a T-shirt labeled “Chicken Keith Rothfus” at a health care town hall meeting held by U.S. Representative Mike Doyle on March 18, 2017 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland. Leuba asked Representative Doyle, “Why do you think your colleague, Representative Keith Rothfus, is such a chicken and won’t go to town hall?” Doyle responded by saying that he was under the impression that Rothfus was still on the fence about the bill and encouraged his constituents to give him a call. (Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)
Wilkinsburg resident, Paula Day, who has a son that relies on mental health care, voices her concerns at a health care town hall meeting held by U.S. Representative Mike Doyle on March 18, 2017 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland. (Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)
Community members attend a health care town hall meeting held by U.S. Representative Mike Doyle on March 18, 2017 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland. (Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)
Caitlin Freeman, who has Aspergers and is on the autism spectrum, says that the Affordable Care Act provided the first good mental health care she ever received and expresses her concerns for the future at a health care town hall meeting held by U.S. Representative Mike Doyle on March 18, 2017 at the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum in Oakland. (Haley Nelson/Post-Gazette)