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Town Hall to tackle healthcare and more

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - The debate over how to reform healthcare and the state of our economy was back on the burner in south Georgia this weekend, at a town hall meeting in Tifton.

That's where U.S. Representative Jim Marshall talked to dozens of people in Georgia's 8th district.

Attendees had questions about the economy, energy prices, and protecting American jobs, but healthcare was at the forefront.

"Typical town hall in the fact that a lot of topics came out, but healthcare was the main questions, it's the main thing on people's minds right now, it's a legitimate concern they need to be concerned for their and the countries sake, because we're bankrupt if we don't change this system," said Rep. Jim Marshall, (D) Georgia.

Marshall said health care reform is needed but as it stands now he would vote no.

The congressman said the bill should have a better handle on how much it would cost.

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