Friday, September 04, 2009

Congressman Walz to hold another town hall

From the Rochester Postbulletin-
U.S. Rep. Tim Walz, DFL-Minn., plans a town hall meeting in Rochester about health care reform from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 12 at John Marshall High School School, 1510 14th St. N.W.
The event, open to the public, will be in the auditorium. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Health care reform has been a hot topic, and some town halls have bcome raucous. Walz had a town hall meeting on the topic in Mankato in August, after area Republicans accused him of avoiding meeting with the public on the issue.
I wont be able to be there because it is my drill weekend, but I wonder if someone will ask why National Guardsmen are set to get screwed by the current health care reform plan-" Buyer: National Health Care Bill Could Still Harm Veterans".
House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Ranking Member Steve Buyer said today that he remains committed to fixing problem provisions of H.R. 3200, the national health care reform bill, that could harm veterans, servicemembers and their families. its current form, H.R. 3200, could classify certain veterans enrolled in VA health care as not meeting “acceptable” health coverage standards, exposing veterans to punitive new taxes under the “acceptable” insurance definition in the bill.

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