Healthcare legislation debated at Bishop's office - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Healthcare legislation debated at Bishop's office

Posted: Updated:

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Demonstrators gathered in front of Congressman Sanford Bishop's office in Albany Thursday to give their opinions on health care reform.

Most of the people are against the House's proposed bill. A small group of counter-protesters are in favor of the health care reform plan.

One organizer says he doesn't like the way things are being pushed through and thinks lawmakers should take more time to study the plan. 

"One of our concerns is how is this going to affect the personal lives of Americans and exactly what is in it for us?" asked Bill Waller, who is against the Healthcare bill. "Don't just vote on something without us having a chance to look at it and debate."

"We support the bill as written right now," said Dr. Hugh Phillips. "We would have liked a heavier option, but we got options anyway, which is going to cut down on insurance companies having a free run of the market."

Similar protests took place around the country today.

 

©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback