Health Care Reform Wave – Hundreds attend meetings in Greenville, Henderson

Last night two public forums the NC Justice Center’s Health Access Coalition helped make happen attracted a combined nearly 300 people in the more rural areas of the state. State Senator Doug Berger held the Henderson forum in Vance County and HAC partnered with the Greenville-Pitt County Health Care Coalition in Pitt County. The Greenville Daily Reflector carried the story on its front page as did the Henderson Daily Dispatch. The basic message – people are concerned, want health reform, and are ready to support the President.


  1. Kimberly

    July 24, 2009 at 10:56 am

    I attended the Health Care Reform Town Hall in Henderson with my husband and children. I was impressed with the turn out and especially with how Senator Berger handled the few that showed up to disparage him and the whole idea of Health Care Reform. The majority of the crowd agreed that Health Care Reform with a National Public Health Option is required. It was sad to hear so many sad stories and to see so many struggle with Health Care but at least they were willing to speak out and support Health Care Reform. If there are any other events that we can attend or anything else that we can do to show our support of Health Care Reform with a National Public Health Option then please contact us. I have written Burr, Etheridge, and Hagan several times to express our need for Health Care Reform to include the National Public Health Plan and we will be visiting them during the August recess here.

  2. AdamL

    July 24, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    The mood was overwhelmingly positive at the Greenville event, and it was attended by state Rep. Marian McLawhorn and Sen. Don Davis.

  3. Pat Donleycott

    August 13, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Kimberly, have you studied the Canadien and British systems and
    the efforts in Tennessee and Mass and Hawaii – all these trys
    at a National Health Option have either been failures or they have resulted in long waits and inferior care.

    We certainly agree that some reform is necessary but the National option and a complete one trillion $ revision of a system that is currently the best in the world just doesn’t seem prudent.

    We support fixing the pieces and parts that are broken.

    Pat & Brenda

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