“The Senate Doctors Show” took their traveling health care debate billed as the Congressional Health Care Forum to Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto Thursday with a live nationwide audience listening and watching on the Internet.
“I don’t think there is a more important issue in our time than health care reform,” U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker told a standing-room-only crowd of physicians, surgeons and hospital employees as he helped introduce fellow U.S. Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and John Barasso, R-Wyo., the only two physicians in the U.S. Senate.
“We’re opposed to the massive takeover by the federal government of one-sixth of our economy,” Wicker said of a 1,600-page health care bill proposed by Democrats that Republican lawmakers say will cost $1.4 trillion to implement during the course of seven years.
“Americans are becoming more and more alarmed at what they see with these healthcare bills,” Wicker said.
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