I just finished facilitating the most passionately attended forum I have ever coordinated -- "Understanding Health Care Reform" Oct 28 at the Sandusky State Theatre. It was well attended.
I estimate about 150-160 middle age and older age individuals were there. I was thrilled to see this much citizen involvement.
I was surprised by one thing in particular. A staffer for Sen. George Voinovich pointed out to the audience that by 2017, there would be no more Medicare Trust Fund. Now if I was on Medicare, I would have found that to be a distressing piece of information. But what was odd was that this information didn’t seem to bother anybody in the room.
Instead, I frequently heard from the vocal members of the audience for the government to leave the health care system alone.