Sat., August 15, 2009 9:47am (EDT)

Health Care Debates Abound
By Susanna Capelouto
Updated: 5 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Healthcare debates take centerstage today around Metro Atlanta.
Healthcare debates take centerstage today around Metro Atlanta.
Healthcare debates take centerstage today around Metro Atlanta.

Several conservative groups that include members of the tea party movement as well as conservative radio talkshow hosts, will hold a health care rally this afternoon in Centennial Olympic Park in Downtown Atlanta.

This morning Democratic Congressman David Scott holds a health care forum at a high school in Jonesboro.

Scott has been pushed to the front of the health care debate this week when a swastika was painted over a sign with his name at one of his district offices.

Scott charges that the debate has been highjacked by racism, which he says is bubbling under the surface at townhall meetings around the country.