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Aug 26, 2009 1:57 PM by Jeannette Hynes

Town hall meeting on health care packs city hall in Canon City

More than 100 people attend a health care reform town hall meeting hosted by Representative Doug Lamborn (R-Colorado) in Canon City Tuesday afternoon.

The meeting gives people in Canon City a chance to give a U.S. Congressman their thoughts on the proposed health care bill.

Representative Doug Lamborn makes his point clear on the proposed House bill.

"I'm going to give you 10 reasons why I oppose this legislation," says Lamborn. "If you are for this bill or some form of nationalized health care, I want to hear from you… I want to hear from both sides."

Lamborn says the health care system does need work, but he says this bill isn’t the answer.

Outside city hall is where most health care reform supporters stand, holding signs.

"I'm out here for families who don't have health insurance, and my son is one of those who doesn't have insurance, and didn't have insurance, and my granddaughter died, because he didn't have insurance," says David Northrop.

Back inside, those who don't want this kind of health care reform in this way share their reasons.

"I had a mother-in-law who just had hip replacement at 98 and in three days she was up walking around.  She was in pain before, on the couch.  Under Obamacare, she'd be on pain pills and still be on that couch," says Gary Hawley.

Lamborn’s final town hall meeting in southern Colorado is Thursday, August 27 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Valley Hi Golf Club in Colorado Springs.

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