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.