Loud Voices of Our Own

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) called out what he called the “loud, shrill voices” that have been interrupting town hall meetings across the country held by Democratic members of Congress and members of the administration on health care reform.

“In spite of the loud, shrill voices trying to interrupt town hall meetings and just throwing a monkey wrench into everything, we’re going to continue to be positive and work hard.” (ABC News)

Representative Barb Byrum is holding a town hall meeting tonight in Holt but it’s not on health care reform. Well, not exactly. It’s on nurse to patient staffing ratios.

Which is interesting, when you consider the fact that people are attending town hall meetings in droves with questions in hand and the willingness to challenge what’s being said about health care reform. Yet these same people haven’t even contemplated what it’s going to be like when they’ve received health care coverage that will pay for them to be in a hospital where they’re now sharing their overworked nurse with seven other patients.

Seems like there ought to be some loud nursing voices making people aware that if you’re going to reform health care, you better take it a step farther and make sure that the quality of the health care matches the quantity of the health care.

The town hall meeting tonight is from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Delhi Charter Township Community Services Center, 2074 Aurelius Road, Holt.



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