Foxx to host telephone town hall.

August 14, 2009

This just in, Congresswoman Virginia Foxx will host a telephone town hall next Thursday.   Everyone call in and tell the Congresswoman to vote against this socialist bill!

Foxx Telephone Town Hall
Thursday, August 20
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Dial: 877-850-4133
PIN: FOXX
**Constituents of NC-05 only


Foxx visits Sparta; talks about health care reform

August 12, 2009

By COBY LaRUE
Staff

Fifth District Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-Watauga) discussed the push for national health care during a visit to Alleghany County last Thursday, Aug. 6. Foxx was the featured speaker at a Republican Party cookout that was held that evening at the Lions Club Pavilion.

Other party officials also attended, including 5th District Chairman Dan Bartlett and Vice Chair Celeste Stanley, Surry County commissioner Paul Johnson, who hopes to run for Don East’s N.C. Senate seat in 2010, and 90th District N.C. House Rep. Sarah Stevens’ (R-Mount Airy) husband Edmond Johnson. Those in attendance were told that the N.C. Legislature was still in session, making Stevens and East unable to attend.

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McCrory slams plan at health care rally

August 5, 2009

By Alexa Garcia-Ditta
agarciaditta@charlotteobserver.com
Posted: Wednesday, Aug. 05, 2009

With signs that doubled as fans to keep cool, Charlotte opponents of the proposed public health care plan gathered Tuesday night as Mayor Pat McCrory denounced existing proposals.

“Being out here doesn’t mean we’re against reform,” he said to the 200 or so protesters in uptown Charlotte at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center Plaza. “We’re for the right kind of reform – there are viable solutions other than (the federal government) taking over our health care,” including tort reform and insurance reform, he said.
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Hagan commits to health insurance option

July 31, 2009

Hagan commits to health insurance option
U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, who has been the focus of an intense lobbying campaign, said Thursday that she is committed to a compromise health-care proposal that would provide an alternative to private insurance.
Hagan said she supports what is called the community health insurance option, which would be a government-backed plan available to people who cannot get their insurance from employers.
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Healthcare Debate, Part 4

July 30, 2009

Rep. Virginia Foxx: “There Are No Americans Who Don’t Have Healthcare,” Story by Justin Grimes

More than 2,700 uninsured people were treated over 2.5 days in Wise, Va.In part one of our ongoing series on the state of healthcare in the High Country, “Volunteer Healthcare Providers Saving Lives and Needing Assistance,” we reported that the Community Care Clinic—a volunteer healthcare provider organization that treats people without insurance or the financial means to see a doctor—is booked up two months in advance, turns people away regularly and has initiated a fundraising campaign in order to increase its services. In part two, “A Local Cost Conundrum,” 17 percent of people in North Carolina reported not visiting a doctor due to the expense. In part three of the series, “Primary Care Saves Lives and Money,” High Country hospital officials warned us of the extraordinary emergency room expense incurred when patients who do not have access to primary healthcare turn up at the emergency room with exacerbated conditions.
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Foxx Cosponsors Healthcare Bill

July 28, 2009

Foxx Cosponsors Healthcare Bill
Written by Adam Hicks

Tuesday, July 28 2009
Congresswoman Virginia Foxx cosponsored a bill today called the Improving Healthcare for All Americans Act.

According to Foxx’ office, the piece of legislation is expected to create a health insurance tax credit, expand insurance options and access to health insurance, and provide federal incentives for states to create high-risk insurance pools for Americans who have difficulty securing health insurance.

In a released statement, Foxx said, “Our healthcare system is in need of reform. This legislation addresses the serious gaps in health insurance coverage that exist for many families.”