Healthcare Reform Town Hall Meeting

Healthcare Reform Town Hall Meeting

There are 12 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Sep 5, 2009, titled Healthcare Reform Town Hall Meeting. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Hundreds of people packed into Turner Ashby High School in Bridgewater Saturday for 6th District Congressman Bob Goodlatte's town hall meeting on healthcare reform.

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Chris

Winchester, VA

#1 Sep 6, 2009
And those who agree say,......? Nice balanced article! And the pro/con breakdown was....? Needless to say, the crowd was heavily against the bill, the "fors" were the bussed in, union red shirts and Bob will not face the certain unseating that Tom Perriello will in the next election cycle, because he understands the term, "representation".
AccountabilityPl ease

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Sep 6, 2009
Excellent post, Chris. I went to Perriello's website he set up specifically for healthcare. I thought I had made a mistake and went to the Healthcare NOW website instead. Sure enough, it was HIS website--supposedly for US, HIS constituents. It was a lovefest of information for supporters of HR3200. All of those townhall meetings, phone calls, emails and letters-- and the man didn't hear ANYTHING about our overwhelming message that he vote NO on this bill. But, after Perriello's support for the "stimulus", cap & tax and now this healthcare disaster bill, what did we really expect? Liberals always know what's better for everyone. He'll here us loud and clear come 2010. We have clearly been sold out to Nancy Pelosi and liberal left agenda of Eurosocialism--while a great majority in this district don't share those views. Not only did he steal this election, he doesn't even represent us--he represents himself. WE NEED REPRESENTATION IN THE 5TH!
TWO

Evington, VA

#3 Sep 6, 2009
I agree with the last poster. I am in the 5th District and look forward to booting Periello out. His campaign was a Big Lie. People were so mad at Bush they got even by flipping any lever as long it was not a Republican.
I'm not a Republican and although I thank Bush for defending us against further terrorist attacks, I was also tired of him. The Republicans accidentally nominated Sarah Palin and almost won. They obviously didn't want to win, and are co-conspirators with the Dems to draw more and more power the the Federal government and strip us of our liberty.
I hope Virgil Goode reconsiders and runs again. In my opinion, he transcended partisan politics and championed the will of his constituents. I used to write him and voice my opinions, then advised him to vote his conscious because I trusted him.
I do not trust any other politician in my region.
(Oddly enough I also trusted Emily Curick too.)
Hey how about McDonnell/Goode ticket for Gov?
Represented Thank You

Patrick Springs, VA

#4 Sep 6, 2009
Tom Periello certainly represents my wishes. Thank you Mr. Periello. Maybe he didn't hear the message from other voices because they were abusive and incoherent.
Carol

Fort Smith, AR

#5 Sep 6, 2009
Did everyone get the news that the freen jobs czar quit overnight. Poor Van said he was being picked on. Bullies cant take that.
Carol

Fort Smith, AR

#6 Sep 6, 2009
green....sorry
Disillusioned

United States

#7 Sep 6, 2009
Represented Thank You wrote:
Tom Periello certainly represents my wishes. Thank you Mr. Periello. Maybe he didn't hear the message from other voices because they were abusive and incoherent.
People are PASSIONATE and upset because liberals like Periello are ignoring their concerns and supporting Obama and Pelosi like sheep. What was he promised to do so? An appointment like Kaine? He was elected to represent the majority of the district. I hope people remember it when elections roll around again. The voices at the town hall meetings should be heard loud and clear, it is great to hear that at least one congressman is listening to his constituents.
Disillusioned

United States

#8 Sep 6, 2009
Carol wrote:
Did everyone get the news that the freen jobs czar quit overnight. Poor Van said he was being picked on. Bullies cant take that.
Good riddance. The whole "czar" thing is upsetting to me -- non-elected or senate approved positions of power that have shady pasts making decisions and advising the president while he denies any responsibility for them when the truth comes out or they are caught making ridiculous statements. Next one should be the ways and means chairman. Over the IRS and had glaring omissions on his tax filings. Nice.

TWO

Evington, VA

#9 Sep 6, 2009
The topic seems to have shifted to Van Jones, but the real problem is the Communists trying to hijack the Constitution.
This Czar bragged that he was a Communist. I do not see his resignation mentioned on the 29 website.
I do not get 29 on my satellite, but they had been pretty much useless for factual info during the election and they probably haven't changed.
VJones says he was urged to remain from across the political spectrum. hahaha. Maybe that's his spectrum. Maybe that's the problem.
For this nut, his "Right" is our 'Left', and his 'Left" is what is referred to as Communist.
Their (Obama&co's) aganda has been to sink our country into chaos and then take the opportunity to nullify the Constitution.
At the Tea Party on the Mall a few months ago, we saw Acorns taking video of the protestors. Periello called the cops to have the 'protestors' removed.
Obama and his regime are the liars. VJ even took lines from Sarah Palin to try to legitimise his resignation.
A large segmeant of the population see right thru all the lies and power grabbing, but many others either are in denial, are uniformed, or they have a dog in the fight. They're non-taxpayers or not citizens, and for them Obama is more free stuff.
Cville Moderate

Buford, GA

#10 Sep 6, 2009
I'm glad Goodlatte takes his constituents' ideas and concerns seriously. I live in the 5th District, and feel that Perriello is very arrogant
and incapable of understanding the arguments of those who do not see things his way.
Ross

Tuscaloosa, AL

#11 Sep 6, 2009
Many people say they can't afford healthcare. The conservative solution to that problem is far different than the one put forth by the Democrat majority.

If the Democrats would "rein in" the number and size of malpractice lawsuits, there would be sufficient funds to pay for insurance for those who can't afford it.

If the Democrats would make insurance companies compete on a national scale instead of dividing the US into noncompetitive zones then there would be sufficient funds to insure those who can't afford it.

If the Democrats would set up fraud monitoring units similar to the structure of the IRS and aggressively go after cheats, then there would be sufficient funds to insure those who can't afford insurance.

Pick one of the above…any one of these would yield sufficient funds to cover those who would like insurance but can’t afford it.

But, if Democrats were to take these actions, they would not be in control of the people. And Democrats are all about the controlling people...not about fixing problems.
AccountabilityPl ease

Charlottesville, VA

#12 Sep 6, 2009
Ross wrote:
Many people say they can't afford healthcare. The conservative solution to that problem is far different than the one put forth by the Democrat majority.
If the Democrats would "rein in" the number and size of malpractice lawsuits, there would be sufficient funds to pay for insurance for those who can't afford it.
If the Democrats would make insurance companies compete on a national scale instead of dividing the US into noncompetitive zones then there would be sufficient funds to insure those who can't afford it.
If the Democrats would set up fraud monitoring units similar to the structure of the IRS and aggressively go after cheats, then there would be sufficient funds to insure those who can't afford insurance.
Pick one of the above…any one of these would yield sufficient funds to cover those who would like insurance but can’t afford it.
But, if Democrats were to take these actions, they would not be in control of the people. And Democrats are all about the controlling people...not about fixing problems.
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AMEN ROSS! We don't need a complete government takeover of healthcare. The three ideas you outlined would be all of the reform necessary, and we would still be left with the best healthcare system in the entire world. There are plenty of countries around the world that do what Obamacare is proposing--and they are ALL BROKEN! Government needs to free up and let the market fix healthcare. Government should focus on fixing the messes they already have--social security, medicare and medicaid--not take on more and bankrupt us in the process.

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