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    There are other pictures of Marcia Boehm, the disabled woman who spoke (twice) at the John Dingell town hall in my diary on the event.  Marcia has a PhD and is a university administrator. Because her position has been reduced to part-time, she is no longer eligible for health care coverage from her employer and can not afford the coveage she'd have to pay for because of her pre-existing condition. She could go on public assistance but DOES NOT WANT TO. That fact got drowned out by the jeers from the crowd, including the one you quoted who stood right behind me. She's the one in the green shirt with me holding up my sign in front of her that says

    Profiting from the sick
    The top five health insurance
    companies earned $7.8 BILLION
    in 2008.
    Health care reform NOW!!!

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