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Barton looks for opinions on health care

Congressman Joe Barton wants an alternative to plans in Congress to overhaul the nation’s health care system through a government-run insurance program.
Barton, R-Texas, gathered a group of medical professionals, healthcare experts and consumers together Monday for a forum to help guide his hand in looming talks about health care reform in Washington, D.C.
Focus group members presented the results of sessions held throughout the morning at Ennis High School as government students at the school looked on.
Barton aide Melissa Bartlett said her focus group believed the overriding issue in health care reform is that the system itself is broken, with inadequate and inefficient care blocking the path to increasing coverage.
Brandon Clark led the other focus group, and they reached the conclusion that information about health care, options and costs were concerns.
Barton called it inconclusive, saying that the alternative concept put forward in Washington is that coverage is the biggest issue, and he doesn’t agree.

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