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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson held a town hall meeting on health care reform Monday afternoon at the Hampton Inn & Suites, which was filled to capacity. At Peterson's right is Greg Linden with Medicare and Dr. Bob Rutka.(Monte Draper/Bemidji Pioneer)

Bemidji health care forum split on government involvement

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BEMIDJI -- Jane Erwin drove to Bemidji on Monday from Hoffman, Minn., to tell U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson that government shouldn't expand its role in health care.


Unemployed, Erwin said Congress should have done more for jobs than for health care.

"There have been times in my life I haven't had health insurance, I do not believe that government owes me health insurance," she said to a health care reform roundtable which drew applause.

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