Rep. Harris Holds Town Hall Meeting In Elkton

ELKTON, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Andy  Harris is continuing a series of town hall meetings.

Harris held the latest town hall gathering at the Elkton Senior Center in Elkton on Thursday.

Some Republicans in other parts of the country have run into heckling as the GOP has discussed plans to restructure Medicare and cut social safety net programs. Harris, a freshman Republican, found a friendly audience of about 70 people.

One contentious provision Republicans have discussed would transform Medicare into a voucher-like system that would have private insurance plans, not the government, pay medical bills.

Mary Kay Hannon, a 57-year-old Chester resident, questioned whether the voucher system would be adequate. She says she was glad she made the trip to point out her concern to the congressman and that he listened to her.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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