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Matsui Touts New Health Care Law

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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Speaker: "Without further ado, let me present to you Congresswoman Doris Matsui!" (applause)
The crowd at Midtown's Trinity Cathedal rose to their feet to welcome Matsui back to her district. The congresswoman joked she'd talked about health care so much recently, she lost her voice.   
Matsui: "And we all know this has been a very long road. We have a few scars, you know? And worn-out shoes. But you know what? I believe it was worth it."
And so did the few-dozen people in attendance - even though many of them had hoped for an even bigger overhaul. Joan Fox of Citrus Heights is a Medicare advocate for seniors.
Fox: "To get what we want was a great step and a big accomplishment. So no, I'm not disappointed, because I think that when people actually see this bill roll out and see the benefits to our citizens, that more will come."
We also checked with the offices of two Republican members of Congress who represent the Sacramento region. Tom McClintock held a town hall meeting over the weekend in South Lake Tahoe and has another one scheduled for Monday in Rough and Ready, near Grass Valley. Dan Lungren is meeting with chambers of commerce, businesses and constituents in his district. Both strongly oppose the health care bill.
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