Weiner Holds Health Care Town Hall
Congressman Anthony Weiner, of the 9th Congressional District and a member of the Health Subcommittee and the Energy and Commerce Committee, hosted a Town Hall meeting on health care Tuesday night at Kingsborough Community College.
Addressing a mostly hostile audience, Weiner attempted to sort the facts from the myths about the bill currently going through the House of Representatives. He also expanded on his own bill that includes a single-payer provision.
A great many felt the health care bill was socialism. Others disagreed.
One woman supported raising taxes to pay for the bill by saying, "I can afford my taxes. I can't afford my health care." A young man said, "I want an option that, if I am not employed in my field I can go to a doctor." While another man said that currently, "if my 62-year-old mother loses her job tomorrow and gets sick what will we do? It could bankrupt my parents and me."