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Bill Cassidy town hall focuses on health care

3 years ago July 16, 2012 Jul 16, 2012 Monday, July 16 2012 Monday, July 16, 2012 9:25:38 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Kristy Davis

BATON ROUGE - Monday night there was an earful for congressman Bill Cassidy at his town hall meeting on health care reform.

The congressman called it an "open mic" meeting, and the audience had lots to say.

Congressman Bill Cassidy explained the national debt's connection with health care to a packed and politically-charged room.  The audience had a lot to say about how to fix that problem.

"The right wing usually moves on social security and Medicare every time they can see the debt, and at the same time we did have a president who balanced the budget, we cut the tax on the one percent," said John Hillman from Baton Rouge.

But another audience member worried too many people caused a drain on the system.

The congressman put forth Republican plans for reform that included a public-private partnership for Medicare. And Cassidy stood behind his multiple votes to repeal the president's health care reform measures.

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