U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker, Tom Coburn, and John Barasso town hall coverage

“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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