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Bishop, Marshall split on health insurance vote

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Two Democratic Congressmen who represent South Georgians had two very different opinions on health reform.

Second District Congressman Sanford Bishop voted for the bill. Eighth District Congressman Jim Marshall of Macon voted against it.

He said while the bill may help a lot of people, it doesn't deal with the skyrocketing cost of healthcare which he says is bankrupting the country and many individuals.

"We're going to have to deal with it eventually," Rep. Marshall said. "We're paying twice what we should for what we get. We're running huge deficits for the country and for individuals, frankly and we're going to pass to the next generation something that's just terribly burdensome. We're the first generation of Americans to do that to our children and it's just completely unacceptable to me."

 We were unable to speak with Congressman Sanford Bishop today.

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