Rally for Health Care Reform Held in the East

Many came together in Greenville this morning to rally in support of health care reform.

It happened at the corner of Charles and Greenville boulevard. The rally was put on by the Greenville Pitt county health care coalition.

The group says they want a real public option, they want to stop discrimination against people with pre-existiing conditions and provide real consumer choice.

The group says they came out to reclaim the issue and help get affordable health care for all Americans.


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  • by Ken Location: Greenville on Aug 30, 2009 at 05:30 PM
    I will come to the next rally to support health care reform if someone will tell me when it is.
  • by Phylle Location: Williamston, NC on Aug 30, 2009 at 04:01 PM
    To Jill and CILISI. The people who oppose health care reform have been loud and rude at the town hall meetings just to make the news. We are mobilizing because of of that obnoxious group, to show that most of the people in this country want reform, contrary to what you may hear on talk radio. Our numbers were only a little over a hundred in Greenville yesterday, but there were only 6 or 7 that were on the opposition side.
  • by Katherine Location: Williamston NC on Aug 30, 2009 at 03:53 PM
    If you are for Health Care Reform we need your Voices, letters, and phone calls Please write and call everyone friends, coworkers, family Congress, Senate, State and Local Officals. If you think it doesn't affect you think again, it does! Think about where your present health care coverage comes from if you have any at all and how long it will last. Who has control over it and how many times have you been told this is not covered. We need Health Care Reform now. We can't wait another 4 yrs. Take up the cry " 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 HEALTH CARE CAN'T WAIT". I am sitting looking at two bills from my doctor and lab. You would think I am luckly to have a primary and a secondary health insurance coverage. But the truth is they just pass the buck between the two offices because it is the same company and don't pay the bill. However, they have no problem taking my money for so called health coverage.
  • by Phylle Location: Williamston, NC on Aug 30, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    There was over a hundred people at the Greenville rally, and there were many handmade signs, including mine. Additionally, in Raleigh yesterday there were over a thousand at the rally to support health care reform. I believe there are many more people for health care reform that are against it, we have just too quiet about it. That is going to change.
  • by RobH Location: Greenville on Aug 29, 2009 at 09:14 PM
    You get more people at a good Walmart sale. Most Americans do not want this as it will cause more problems that it will fix.
  • by Curious Location: Greenville on Aug 29, 2009 at 08:21 PM
    Where did the professional signs come from? They were all the same look and there were all professionally created. It looked more like a commercial paid for by the tax payer via Axelrod's PR firm.
  • by Matt Location: NC on Aug 29, 2009 at 08:03 PM
    "Many" really WITN many? How many is many? 10, 12? This story was as weak as the health care debate it self. You continue to lose viewers and you wonder why. Journalisim dead and gone.
  • by Call It Like I See It on Aug 29, 2009 at 07:52 PM
    To anonymous - To be frank, this is all the press this issue and this so called "rally" deserved. I have a hard time calling 75 people standing at an intersection waiving signs and yelling at cars a rally. I have seen large car washes run by little league teams in this town then the Obamacare rally that was held today.
  • by Jill Location: Greenville on Aug 29, 2009 at 07:19 PM
    Isn't amazing the groups that want change so bad have to put themselves out in the middle where everyone can see. Where as the groups that are against this don't have to be at the busiest intersection in town, HAHAHA
  • by anonymous on Aug 29, 2009 at 04:56 PM
    A nice rally happens in Greenville and this is all WITN News reports??
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