According to the AJC, more than 600 people showed up to participate in an annual health fair conducted by U.S. Rep. David Scott. This year’s event was like none other since the health care reform bill, created to ensure all Americans have some form of health insurance, is a hot topic.
Although the forum got rambunctious at times, Scott and supporters on both sides voiced opinions without further public displays of ignorance like that swastika incident. According to Scott, 147,000 of his constituents are uninsured.
As per news reports, Scott has actually attempted to slow down the health care bill. Having missed only three votes this year, he usually sides with Democrats. However, thanks in part to the House Democrats’ Blue Dog Coalition of which Scott is a member, Congress will readdress the health care bill after the break.
Have you dared to try and decipher any of the lengthy health care bill? What are your thoughts on this issue? As a Clayton resident, how would you ask Congressman Scott to represent you on this, and why?
Four-term Democratic Congressman Scott’s district covers parts of Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton and Henry counties. Click here to let Scott know your thoughts on this issue.
In addition, what do you think about State Rep. Celeste Johnson’s (D-75) sudden resignation? According to news reports, she is returning to Florida to care for elderly parents and concentrate on family. For the county’s sake let’s hope there’s no behind the scenes drama involved with this decision. Who in that district would you like to see replace her? Johnson’s resignation is effective August 31.