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Tuesday, August 4, 2009 - 10:06am

GOP Dominates Health Care Town Hall

Updated: 5 years ago.
A town hall meeting on healthcare drew 400 people in Savannah. (Photo by Stephanie Dunham)

Republican Congressman Jack Kingston held a town hall meeting on health care today Tuesday.

It drew an overflow crowd of about 400 people at Savannah's Armstrong Atlantic State University and was dominated by the Republican perspective on the various healthcare reform proposals.

The meeting was mostly an echo chamber of Republican view points on health care. The crowd was mostly elderly and white. Easily 9-in-10 attendees raised their hands when asked if they had supplimental Medicare.

The meeting called by Jack Kingston was marked by raucous shouts praising his conservative record and worry over any healthcare changes. Kingston says, the meeting was not intended to be one sided. "We're doing everything we can to make people feel welcome," Kingston says, "But I do believe that the majority of Americans are not in favor of this bill."

Congressmen in both parties are using the summer break to get their messages across about the raging health care debate. There are no solid proposal yet on any possible reform , but the debate during the recess promises to intensify.

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