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Candidates speak out about healthcare

October 25, 2002

Albany- Democrat Craig Mathis and Republican Ed Rynders talked about healthcare in a forum sponsored by Darton College. Both candidates talked about improving access to prescription drugs and healthcare for the poor and elderly.

"We as Americans have a moral obligation to help those who are unable to help themselves, but in order to do that we have to make sure that our resources are utilized and our tax dollars are help those that are truly in need," says Rynders.

"When I worked in Washington, I did some work on the ways and means committee for congressman Jenkins dealing with healthcare and medicare issues, and its not an easy thing," says Mathis

Other issues discussed at the forum included fair wages for workers and services for mental health and substance abuse patients.

Posted at 4:30 PM by elaine.armstrong@walb.com