Residents take concerns about health care, web privacy to Congressman

UPDATE (11:24 a.m.) – Around 100 residents took the opportunity to meet with Congressman Tim Walberg, giving him an earful about health care and internet privacy.

The room at the G.A.R. Memorial Building in Eaton Rapids was packed to capacity, forcing some people to wait outside. Those people cycled into the meeting as others left.

Many of the people who had the chance to talk to Rep. Walberg told him they were concerned about health care and internet privacy.

The health care concerns stem from the Republican attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Those attempts failed last week.

People also expressed concerns about a bill passed by the House of Representatives that would allow internet service providers to sell information about their customers’ surfing habits.

We’ll have more on the health care concerns and reaction tonight on 6 News at 5, and Digital Reporter Melissa Brennan will take a closer look at the internet privacy concerns on 6 News at 6.


A previous version of this story incorrectly identified Congressman Walberg’s name in one of the references.

EATON RAPIDS, Mich (WLNS) – While Washington DC is embroiled in the health care overhaul and other issues, 7th District Congressman Tim Walberg is talking to his constituents to hear their opinions on what challenges face the nation.

Walberg is at the G.A.R. Memorial Building in Eaton Rapids from 9:00 until 10:00 this morning.

Discussion this morning has been most focused on privacy on the Internet and the effort to change the Obama health care plan.

It’s billed as a coffee chat.

There have been larger town hall-style meetings in districts around the nation that have been contentious.

6 News has a crew at today’s meeting in Eaton Rapids and will update this story online and on 6 News at Noon.

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