Debating Health Care
She served in Congress for years before retiring and watching her son take over the seat she once held. Former Congresswoman Carrie Meek spoke to Alachua County democrats Sunday evening -- raising some questions about health care.
"You aren't going to satisfy everyone but the best things I can see it is to provide the kind of things that everyone can qualify for, that you won't have people who are left ill without care," said Meek in an interview with TV20.
Meek found support from democrats at the gathering. But, opponents have a very different idea of what needs to be done.
"I think everyone agrees that some sort of reform is needed but the majority of the American people believe it isn't the government's responsibility to bring about that reform," said Mildred Russell of the Alachua County Republican Party. "The American people are opposed to the idea of this being passed before it has even been read before it's been properly debated before we've had a chance to understand what it means for us and the unintended consequences of this bill."
Meek spent more than a decade in Washington and says she's seen this same discussion and debate before. She says the country needs to act now.
"It's time for a reform, there is time for people to know that they don't have to be rich. That they won't be turned around when they are trying to go and get a doctor's care."
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he expects a floor debate in mid October.
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