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Health Care Forum hosted by Congressman Connie Mack

Left to right, Jim Nathan, Edward Morton, Congressman Connie Mack, Al Hoffman, Jr., Robert Sanchez and Allen Weiss sat in on a health care forum at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers on Friday evening.  The convention center, which seats 1750, was about 80 percent full with a vocal crowd.

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Left to right, Jim Nathan, Edward Morton, Congressman Connie Mack, Al Hoffman, Jr., Robert Sanchez and Allen Weiss sat in on a health care forum at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers on Friday evening. The convention center, which seats 1750, was about 80 percent full with a vocal crowd.

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  • A lifelong worker in the service industry, Karen Ramdeen of Naples asks a health panel what they can do for her and other unemployed people who cannot afford the care they need Friday during a health care forum in Fort Myers.  Economic conditions forced Ramdeen to close her business and she can no longer afford medical treatment for a chronic condition.  Connie Mack hosted the health care forum  with a panel of five people.
  • Left to right, Jim Nathan, Edward Morton, Congressman Connie Mack, Al Hoffman, Jr., Robert Sanchez and Allen Weiss sat in on a health care forum at Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers on Friday evening.  The convention center, which seats 1750, was about 80 percent full with a vocal crowd.
  • Congressman Connie Mack held a health care forum Friday evening at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers.  Approximately two dozen people held signs expressing their viewpoint across the street from the center, including Naples resident Erik Drum.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • Congressman Connie Mack held a health care forum Friday evening at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers.  The convention center which seats 1750, was about 80% full with a vocal crowd.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • Angelo Salvador reacts to crowd banter during a health care forum, hosted by Congressman Connie Mack, Friday at  the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • Congressman Connie Mack held a health care forum Friday evening at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers.  The crowd, which seemed to be balanced between the multitude of sides in the health care debate,  was vocal at times and applause were common.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • Naples Resident Dennis Holt was vocally critical of Congressman Connie Mack early on for partisan comments and wanted to know why Mac didn't know how many people were uninsured in his own district.   Holt attended the health care forum Friday evening at the Harborside Event Center in Fort Myers, hosted by Congressman Mac.  Michel Fortier/Staff
  • The views of panel members didn't always agree with Congressman Connie Mack's position on health care with many emphasizing inefficiencies in the system and the need for not only individual responsibility but insurance and tort reform as well.  Michel Fortier/Staff

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