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Not everyone's on board with health care bill

By Heather Sawaski

WAUSAU (WAOW) -- The Health Care Reform Bill passes the House of Representatives by a narrow margin Sunday night. But not everyone's on board. According to a CNN poll released, 59% of Americans are opposed to the new healthcare legislation.

Danielle Fischer of Wausau is in that majority. She has a passion for politics and has been closely following the health care bill. When she saw Sunday's vote pass through the House, she couldn't believe her eyes.

"There's a lot of drawbacks it's going to bring with it," Fischer explained. "Not only with major health care changes, but with everything in our day to day lives."

While she does agree with certain aspects of the bill, like allowing access to coverage for everyone, Fischer is more concerned about the cost of the enormous plan, and its impact on our already struggling economy.

"They're estimating it right now to be over a trillion dollars," she said. "And from what I've seen, the government never comes in under budget. The younger generations are actually going to be footing the bill because there's more and more baby boomers coming to age that are going to be requiring the services on this. And we're already seeing problems with Medicare and Medicaid programs. So this is just one more thing."

One more thing, she believes, that could be avoided. And the widespread opposition proves it.

"If they think they know what's best for the American people, then why not have a public vote on it, perhaps, instead of just having the majority go ahead and pass it through."

Fischer says there are other options and programs for people who are having a hard time with income and need assistance. She urges those who need help to visit their local Social Security office.

Online Reporter: Heather Sawaski

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