junior Senator Mark Begich held a two-way video conference on health care
reform issues with the people of Kodiak Monday afternoon, live from
brief opening presentation, the Senator took questions from the audience.
others also asked questions of Senator Begich, and we have posted the audio of
the entire 50-minute town hall meeting here on KMXT.org.
Kaplan asked why health care is not considered a basic human right:
-- (Begich 1 1:09 "First
of all we should ... also unacceptable.")
Mary Jacobs and Mimi Rosen all asked variations on the question of a public
option for health care insurance:
-- (Begich 3 2:07 "I
just really feel strongly ... spiral down in the costs.")
says some fear the public option:
-- (Begich 3 1:55 "I
feel everyone here ... the markets they're working in.")