Health care reform debate continues
The Baton Rouge Tea Party held another in a series of town hall meetings regarding health care reform. Congressman Bill Cassidy served as keynote speaker.
Turnout paled in comparison to this past summer's more lively events. But it was clear that people are still fired up over the issue, fueled by the Senate Finance committee's passage of the Baucus bill, and a fervent opposition to a public option.
However, other voices are coming out in support of a public option. Doctor Heidi Sinclair of Baton Rouge was part of a delegation of physicians who went to Washington to throw their support behind reform that includes a public option.
Sinclair works with the Children's Health Fund to provide health care to some of the city's most underprivileged citizens and says a public option is the best way to make sure everyone gets the health care they need.