Does anyone else find it ironic that on the same day that Congressman Adam Schiff and a panel speak to a crowd to explain the Health Care Reform bill (H.R. 3200), with people in attendance insisting that our system is fine as is thank you very much, that less than 20 miles away Remote Area Medical, a charitable organization, has set-up an 8 day event to provide healthcare to the under-insured and uninsured?
Everyday thousands of people will camp out to receive charitable healthcare. Perhaps you are thinking, well who cares - at least I'm not paying for it. Let me remind you of the resources that go into an event like this. If nothing else, the charitable donations that go to pay for this could go towards other causes (school scholarships, animal rescue, disaster relief, etc...).
I was not at the Alhambra Town Hall meeting so I cannot give my personal accounting of what transpired. However, please consider that two media outlets give two very different versions of the same event. What does that tell you? Do your own investigation!
Fox News reported that "...it wasn't pretty". They stated that there was was supposed to be interchange but nobody brought a microphone for the public to speak to the panel so nobody got to hear/answer questions from the audience.
The Daily Kos reported that "We won". They stated that the panel members answered written and verbal questions from the audience.
Hmmmm? How could both things be absolutely true? If you answered, "they can't" give yourself a pat on the back (careful, don't pull a muscle!) and remind everyone that it is up to us to do our own research!
Let's listen to each other and find a solution because the path we are on is not sustainable.