Mad as Hell Doctors in Gary Indiana
GARY — Unlike recent town halls and tea parties focusing on health care reform, there was little vitriol, name-calling and rage at McBride Hall in Gary on Friday.
Rather, the 200 local retirees, union workers and officials, and health-reform activists who gathered listened and clapped to support physicians backing a single-payer health-care system.
The doctors, part of an organization called Madashelldoctors.com, were en route to Washington, D.C., from Portland, Ore., in a tour to arouse public support for a single-payer health system. They said a single-payer system, either operated by a government agency like Medicare or a not-for-profit foundation, would eliminate insurance companies and middle men, dramatically cut profiteering and save enough to insure all Americans.