Under the dull roar of a desire for change, about 50 people got on their hands and knees this afternoon at The Progressive Center in Dallas. They made signs, putting their thoughts on paper about the need for health care reform. Julia Rogers says, "It's too expensive. It puts people out of the homes. It makes us unable to purchase a home because we have to put. We're paying almost as much as we pay in rent payments on our insurance."
Some of this group will attend or camp out in front of tomorrow morning's hot-ticket event at CityPlace, in Dallas. It is a moderated panel discussion on health care featuring US House representatives from Texas. : Eddie Bernice Johnson, a democrat and Pete Sessions, a republican.
Congressman Sessions says the 1 trillion dollar health care bill before Congress and being debated nationally is too expensive, and funded on the backs of those who can't afford it. Congressman Sessions says, "Republican answers to healthcare fall into 3 different areas. First of all, every individual should have the tax advantage the corporation has. Secondly, we need larger team sizes for insurance so that if you're an insurance agent you can be part of a nationwide pool and lastly we need to make sure quality is a part of solving the problem."
Sessions is against a government-funded public health insurance option, which many at The Progressive Center said they favor. Coral McGhee is all for the dialogue. She says the status quo is too expensive, complicated and unforgiving. Coral McGhee says, "We need to be able to communicate and talk to each other in a civil way. You know that's what I would like to see change."