Congressman Bill Johnson Talks Health Care

By: Danielle Staub Email
By: Danielle Staub Email

Congressman Bill Johnson held a town hall today in Marietta about the Affordable Care Act.

There is concern from the healthcare industry, and people wondering what it'll cost them.

Congressman Johnson was joined by Tennessee Congressman Phil Roe, at the Heartland of Marietta, in Devola.

They spoke with local hospital employees, doctors and nurses to try and understand what this new health care policy means.

Congressmen Johnson says the public needs to speak up and ask questions because this will negatively effect everyone, young and old.

"People need to continue to let their representatives in Washington know how this is effecting them. Right now, they got more questions though, then they have opinions, because nobody can seem to tell them because we don't even know, because the rules aren't out yet," said Congressman Bill Johnson.

Congressman Johnson's opponent, Democrat Jennifer Garrison, offered this statement in response.

"The reason why people are so angry with the gang in Washington is that they're posturing and showboating instead of compromising to get things done. I'm glad that insurance companies can't discriminate anymore, against families in Ohio who have a child with a pre-existing condition. But we should take steps to help small businesses in our area who may be squeezed by this new law. Let's figure out how we can fix the problem instead of trying to score political points."

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