Emotions ran high in two town hall meetings held August 5th in York. Although opponents of reform made the most noise, a majority of participants indicated their support for national health reform.
The meetings, hosted by York Representative Eugene DePasquale and Montgomery County Representative Josh Shapiro, focused on gathering input from area residents on the health care legislation moving through Congress. Shapiro promised to forward the results of the meeting to the White House.
Within the halls of Congress and among Pennsylvania's 19 members of the U.S. House, "the Blues" (Highmark, Blue Cross of NE PA, Capital Blue Cross, Independence Blue Cross) are opposing House passage of HR 3200, the health care reform bill pending before the U.S. House of Representatives.
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