Residents from all around south central and south eastern Wisconsin turned out Wednesday night for a gathering on health care. More than 1600 people packed the meeting room at the Madison Marriott West to have their voices heard. The citizens were saying they’re looking for answers that some say they aren’t getting from their elected officials.
Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin (D-Madison) was invited to the event but did not attend, which angered some.One man was concerned that illegal aliens are being included in the health care reform proposal, where as a panelist was worried the government will tell doctors what to do.
“It’s not up to the government to set standards for doctors to follow, what doctors should do is what’s in the best interest of their patients and families,” said Dr. Pam Galloway.
The event was put on by the group “Americans for Prosperity” the same group that organized the Tax Day Tea Party at the Capitol. The Democratic Party of Wisconsin called the event, in a statement, “Nothing more than a manufactured event put on by a corporate-sponsored special interest group.” AFP says the purpose of these meetings is to hear both sides of the debate.
Contributed by Dave McCann-WIBA