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...stronger leadership presenting real facts and forcing real reform is the only way to transform our health system...

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
September 3, 2009

Margie Schaps says: I attended Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky’s health reform town hall meeting Monday evening in Skokie and found it thoroughly disheartening.  Of the roughly 1400 people who made it into the high school auditorium it appeared that maybe 30% were intent on disrupting any possibility of civil discourse on one of the leading challenges facing our nation.  Misinformation abounded from the audience and most attempts by the Congresswoman to shed light were disrupted, heckled and dismissed.

 

One thing I have to say for the people who are so anti reform of any kind….they are very organized.  I left the meeting convinced that stronger leadership presenting real facts and forcing real reform is the only way to transform our health system. This so-called public engagement the Congress is attempting to do is simply not working.