Representative Dan Burton Holds Town Hall Meeting on Health Care

By Brien McElhatten

Representative Dan Burton Holds Town Hall Meeting on Health Care

June 18, 2010 Updated Aug 27, 2009 at 10:18 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (Indiana's Newscenter) - The air was warm and still inside the gym at Flint Springs Elementary School as 5th district Representative Dan Burton talked health care reform.

A crowd of several hundred listened respectfully as Burton talked about HR 3200, the current health care reform bill advocated by President Obama and others that would set up a government-run alternative to private insurance plans.

"I think it's extremely important that we address the issue," said Burton. "But I think we can do it without turning the health care system over the the federal government."

Burton advocates a different plan, HR 3400, which he says would keep the private system intact while lowering costs through tax cuts and increasing private competition.

After the presentation, a line formed behind a microphone as Burton opened the floor to questions and comments. The session remained civil while some challeneged Burton's position.

The next town hall meeting will be hosted by third district representative Mark Souder.

It will take place Friday evening at the Auer Performance Hall at IPFW at 7:00 pm.

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