Carney concludes town hall meeting on health care

First Posted: 8/17/2009

 HONESDALE  —  U.S. Rep. has wrapped up a town hall meeting with a focus on health care at the Wayne County Courthouse.

 Carney took more than 20 questions from an audience of more than 300, many of whom fanned themselves in the non-airconditioned courtroom. More than 100 people were turned away because of a lack of space.

 Carney, D-Dimock Township, said he believes a vote on health care reform will likely take place by the end of the year, but added approval is another matter.

Though the town hall meeting wasn’t specifically scheduled to address health care, that topic dominated the hour-long event. When questions regarding other matters, including nautral gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale and the lack of prayer at the forum, many in the crowd yelled to talk about health care instead.

 For the complete story read Tuesday’s Times Leader and

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