Georgia representative has town hall on health care

Columbus Ledger-EnquirerAugust 20, 2009 

U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop told more than 530 people at a town hall meeting he had not made up his mind on how he would vote on health care reform legislation.

"My vote doesn’t belong to Nancy Pelosi and it doesn't belong to Barack Obama," the eight-term Georgia Democrat said during sharp questioning from many people with concerns about sweeping reform under consideration in Congress that would overhaul the nation's health care delivery system. "It belongs to the people in the second district of Georgia."

Wednesday morning amid heavy security, it was Bishop's turn to face voters as the national debate on health care reform intensifies.

Columbus resident Junie Christian was one of those gathered at the National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center.

"Are we going to hear health care or ideology?" he said just before it started.

The next three-plus hours were a mixture of both.

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