Conflict & Justice

Health Care Reform: Protests and Pushback

As the debate over health care reform has followed Congresspeople to their home districts, some of the conversations have gotten ugly. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a Democratic congressman from Texas, held a town hall where constituents became unruly. He joins The Takeaway with his thoughts on why this issue is becoming ever-more-contentious. One factor: Max Pappas. Mr. Pappas is the vice president for public policy at FreedomWorks, a conservative organization that is encouraging its members to challenge Democrats on health care reform. Some members of FreedomWorks were part of the crowd that shouted down Senator Arlen Specter at a health care meeting in Philadelphia last weekend. Mr. Pappas helps us understand his motivation.

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