Tough questions pepper Wu’s health care town hall

Hardball questions on health care came fast and furious at Rep. David Wu’s town meeting.

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Rep. David Wu’s town hall meeting in McMinnville brought in 130 people – and hundreds more outside – who focused many of their questions on health care.

Wu and his staff kept strict control over the hourlong event. People were allowed to ask questions only if their number was drawn from a hat, and Wu refused to recognize any follow-ups. Supporters of the congressman, several sporting placards saying, “Respect every voice,” frequently shushed critics who tried to keep talking or loudly scoffed at the congressman’s answers.

Many questions centered on health care. Wu defended the Democratic majority’s effort to write a legislation revamping the nation’s system.

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