TOWN HALL

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pe­di­a­tri­cian Lisa Miller said that the Med­i­cal As­so­ci­a­tion of Ge­or­gia and thou­sand of physi­cians in other states strongly op­pose H. B. 3200.

A man on dis­abil­ity asked if his Medi­care would be cut and a mil­i­tary man asked if his Tricare in­sur­ance would be af­fected; Mar­shall re­sponded that as far as he knew nei­ther of those would changed.

A woman raised the fact that much of the prob­lem lied with Amer­i­can and their un- healthy lifestyles, which stressed the sys­tem and added to every­one’s costs. Mar­shall said the gov­ern­ment would not be telling peo­ple what to eat any­time soon, but he did agree that health care in­cen­tives to keep peo­ple health­ier could be ex­plored.

Over­all, Satur­day’s town hall re­mained mostly civil, de­spite the fact that one man walked out and there were a hand­ful of out­bursts from the crowd.

Af­ter the meet­ing, Mar­shall said that he had al­ready heard most of the crit­i­cisms and sug­ges­tions be­fore, but he said the town hall meet­ings are for the peo­ple, to give them an op­por­tu­nity to ask ques­tions in per­son and feel like their voice is be­ing heard.

Many cit­i­zens talked about per­sonal cases, and Mar­shall in­vited those peo­ple to talk to his staff af­ter the meet­ing and he promised to fol­low up with them.

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