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Wed., Aug. 8, 2012, 8:36 a.m.

Labrador Holds Town Hall Meeting

Congressman Raul Labrador fields a question from the audience during a town hall meeting at North Idaho College Tuesday night. (Phantom Photographer photo for Huckleberries Online)

Reflecting on difficulties faced in his career as a doctor, Norman Leffler had a dark prediction on Tuesday night. "I tell you what's going to happen under Obamacare. Doctors like myself in their 50s and 60s, if doctors are forced to take Medicare and Medicaid kids, they're going to quit, and you're not getting younger doctors coming in," Leffler said, shouting into a microphone in the North Idaho College Student Union. "I advise my kids against going into medicine because of what's going on." Responding to the Hayden man's words, Idaho's District 1 Rep. Raul Labrador said he hasn't supported the Affordable Care Act, either, because it doesn't address health care costs. "We need to do whatever we can to reduce the cost of health care," the congressman said/Alecia Warren & David Cole, Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

Question: Do you feel well represented by Congressman Labrador?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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