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August 12th, 2009
03:56 PM ET

Honduras – A Peek Inside

As Honduras' political crisis drags on, my thoughts turn to the people I met there just last month. I wonder if Lohany's opportunity for an education will be affected. Will Anna Corina meet her dream of going to medical school?

I recently returned from a two-week trip to Honduras, where I visited a number of rural villages as part of a medical mission. I experienced first-hand the living conditions of thousands of Hondurans. Traveling with a group of physicians, I saw and helped treat more than a thousand Honduran villagers who don't have access to any level of medical care on a regular basis. Although Honduras has dense urban centers like Tegucigalpa, much of the country remains rural. Living conditions are rough - most villagers live in one or two-room thatched roof huts with dirt floors.
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Filed under: Tony Harris
August 12th, 2009
11:46 AM ET

Where to Get the FACTS

In our 12 o'clock hour, CNN's Josh Levs gives us the truth regarding some rumors you've probably heard about health care reform. Here, he shows us where we can go to get the facts. Check out the sites below to empower yourself.

CNNPolitics.com
CNN Political Ticker
FactCheck.org
PolitiFact.com
Congressional Budget Office
1000-page bill before the House


Filed under: Josh Levs • Tony Harris
August 12th, 2009
09:23 AM ET

GOP Reaction to Pres. Obama's Town Hall

We spent most of our first hour and a chunk of our second in Portsmouth, New Hampshire yesterday, for President Obama's health care town hall.

Right after, Kyra brought in Rep. Pete Olson (R – Texas) - to go point-by-point on some of the town hall Q&A.

 

 

August 12th, 2009
08:42 AM ET

Would You Attend a Town Hall Meeting?

Would you attend a health care town hall meeting if you could?

Members of Congress across the nation are holding town hall meetings to discuss health care reform. People are showing up to ask questions and to share their concerns, doubts, opinions, etc.

As you’ve probably seen - some of the meetings have turned into shouting matches –but others have remained civil, and serious issues are being addressed. We want to know what you think. Would you attend a health care town hall meeting if you could? Tell us why.


Filed under: Heidi Collins
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