Health Care Rally Held In Tulsa

Tuesday, September 22nd 2009, 5:41 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

TULSA, OK -- Tulsans rally for and against health care reform. sponsored a rally Tuesday at the Tulsa headquarters of Blue Cross, Blue Shield. Both sides of this hot button issue showed up to voice their opinions.

Health care reform supporters say the time to act is now and they won't let big insurance companies stand in their way.

Opponents say change needs to come from tort reform and deregulation. They say the current plan is too expensive and those without insurance have ways of getting help.

"I think that's the responsibility of family, friends, and church. It's not a government problem. They cannot legislate morality and there's ways for these people to get help anyway," said Diana West, reform opponent.

"We are out here because we are talking about health care for all. Not to exclude anybody. Make it affordable, and make it where it makes sense," said Audrey Ramsey, reform supporter.

Lawmakers in Washington are still trying to write a bill both parties can support.