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Schakowsky's town hall on health care is heated

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posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 10:56 PM
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Schakowsky's town hall on health care is heated


www.chicagobreakingnews.com

In a scene familiar to the roiling national health-care debate, hundreds flocked to a town hall meeting in Skokie this evening, many chanting and brandishing signs with sharply opposing messages.

U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) organized the event in Niles West High School, and most of the estimated 1,200 who gathered in the auditorium seemed supportive of both her and a public option for health-care reform.



But there were also many vocal dissenters such as Richard Schulte, an Evanston resident who said he feared "socialized medicine."
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posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 10:56 PM
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I think that covering a town hall meeting that isn't disrupted by anti-health-care activists shouting everybody down should be posted on ATS, just for the balanced view it gives of the town hall meetings overall.

Here Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill) addresses an orderly group that represents all sides of the issue but is conducted in a mature and constructive manner.

The opponents of health care reform had their say but they didn't have to resort to belligerent and destructive tactics to get their point across.

It's also worth noting that the majority of the people who turned up tonight were in favor of reforming the present system. That's quite a different view than the one we have been accustomed to hearing.

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posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 05:48 AM
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posted on Sep, 1 2009 @ 12:40 PM
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The Care Homes for the elderly look great, if they're really as good as the brochure says. We could use those in the U.S., where if an elderly person wants to live in assisted or residential homes they have to pay a whole lot.

Their only other option is to spend down all of their financial assets and when they're broke they can get Medicare to pay for a nursing home. These nursing homes provide a bed (usually in a shared room) and medical care but are not set up for those who cannot live alone but are still too active to be in bed all day.

The old people here in the U.S. are being misled about what health care reform could look like if a good bill is passed.



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