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Michigan health care hangup: You've got the wrong number

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Democratic and Republican congressmen aren't the only ones getting an earful about the health care overhaul.

A Michigan couple has received dozens of calls from people looking for U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak, a Michigan Democrat who voted for the massive $938 billion bill.

Kim Mangus says that "99.9-percent of the callers are very respectful" and the couple has learned to become great listeners -- even with angry constituents and opponents of the legislation.

The station says when northern Michigan had a 6-1-6 area code, the number was correct. But some Web sites still list the couple's number, which now connects with a MagicJack phone at their home.

The couple says only one caller has made threats, and didn't seem to care that he had the wrong number.

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