Ambulance tour makes local stop

Monday, December 14, 2009
Greencastle was the second stop on a state tour by the ambulance above and its crew, which is calling for health care reform in the country. Crew members who stopped in Greencastle as part of the "Code Blue! We need reform -- stat!" ambulance tour were, from left, Eighth District Organizer Brad Riley, Field Director Sam Gilchrist and Communications Director Reesa Kossoff. The tour, organized by Indiana Change That Works, is calling for "elected officials to vote 'yes' to a plan that will ensure affordable coverage for nearly every American." While in Greencastle, the crew met with Kay Sligh, the owner of a local child care business who is currently uninsured. The premiums are simply unoffordable for someone who is self-employed. As they travel around the state, the "Code Blue" crew is trying to tell stories like these as well as meeting with elected officials. Ultimately, they hope to collect what they've found on the tour and present the information to Senators Evan Bayh and Richard Lugar in hopes of getting them to vote for health care reform. Other stops on the tour have included Gary, Terre Haute, Washington, Princeton, Evansville, New Harmony, New Albany, Charlestown, Madison, Seymour, North Vernon, Kokomo, Logansport, Plymouth, Michigan City and Elkhart.

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  • It's true that we need to reform the healthcare system. But not this legislation. I can't believe anyone is buying into this government power grab.

    It has nothing to do with helping uninsured people. They need to fix what's broke. Re: consumers protection regulations to insurance companies and allowing people to purchase insurance across state lines. These are just a part of what would repair the mess the government has made of it all. I believe what they are about to do is far worse than we have now.

    -- Posted by barb4him2 on Mon, Dec 14, 2009, at 11:55 AM
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