Boucher’s vote draws protesters near his Abingdon officeIt's worth noting that one person quoted above is either lying or is stupid. That twenty percent of the people in Boucher’s district who have no health insurance do have health insurance. It's called Medicaid. Earth to retired educator.
By Debra McCown, Reporter, Bristol Herald Courier
Abingdon, Va. – Dozens of people lined both sides of Main Street in front of the Washington County Courthouse Thursday for a pair of protests directed at U.S. Rep. Rick Boucher, whose office is across the street.
On one side of the street, a protest staged by the Virginia Organizing Project criticized Boucher’s ‘no’ vote on a health care reform act approved Nov. 7 by the House of Representatives. Protesters said the nation’s health care system needs an overhaul.
“Twenty percent of the people in Boucher’s district have no health insurance,” said Linda Fore, a retired educator from Bristol, Va., and one of the protesters. “That’s unconscionable.”
On the other side of the street, demonstrators from the Tenth Amendment Foundation said they agreed with Boucher’s vote and expressed appreciation for his willingness to vote with his constituents rather than his political party.
“When the government controls my health care, that’s socialism,” said Emma Clark, a retired real estate broker from Abingdon. “I believe we need reform, and I believe we need tort reform and we need less waste, but I don’t think the government can do that.” [link]
But let it not go unnoticed. Rick Boucher has riled up the left on this one.
On this day, my next drink is to you, pal.