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Rep. Terry Hosts Health Care Town Hall

People express their support and opposition to current and proposed health care reform bills at a Nebraska congressman's town hall meeting.
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People expressed their support and opposition to current and proposed health care reform bills at a Nebraska congressman's town hall meeting on Saturday.

Watch This Story: Rep. Terry Hosts Health Care Town Hall

Rep. Lee Terry hosted the meeting at 156th and West Center streets and drew a few strong comments from the crowd.

"All this crap we've got coming down on us at once, I've had it," said one attendee. "We need a second revolution in this country."

Someone in the crowd told Terry that the only thing they wanted to hear him say was that he planned to vote no on health care reform.

"Can I say something? I already have," Terry said.

Some told personal stories about government-run health care. A man said he used to live in the former Soviet Union.

"I have hepatitis," he said. "Would you like your children to be infected with that?"

Others case to ask Terry about other possible options.

"Government option might not be the way to go, but have you given any thought to the French model, or Germany," one person asked.

"Everybody wants people to be covered. Very few people are just saying don't do anything," Terry said. "They're saying to do what's practical and more efficient and a lot less costly."

He said he believes the town hall meetings being held across the country are effective. He said he thinks the bill that passed the House will fail but hopes that a better plan will emerge from the Senate.

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