According to Healthcare Horserace.
The biggest thing ever to happen in the history of Reserve, La. occurred Monday at 11:30 a.m. Four cabinet secretaries from the Obama Administration visited the small town on their Rural Tour, speaking in 10 different communities across the U.S. The event featured a panel discussion and townhall-style question-and-answer session with Secretary Hilda Solis of the Department of Labor, Secretary Kathleen Sebelius of the Department of Health and Human Services, Secretary Tom Vilsack of the Department of Agriculture and Secretary Eric Shineski of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
However, something went wrong – the word got out that they were going to be there thanks to Jeff Blanco, the publisher of louisianaconservative.com.
The Obama Administration probably didn’t expect that kind of crowd. After all, it was not until blogger Jeff Blanco, the publisher of louisianaconservative.com, broke the story that anyone knew about it all. Surely, the Administration hoped to fill the room with more supporters, likely from ACORN, which is based out of nearby New Orleans.
One woman, Tracy Chevalier, talked about her Cuban heritage and explained that the health care in America, from her experiences, was far more accessible than what she experienced in her home country.
Then Chevalier asked if the panelists could answer her question simply with a “yes” or “no.” She requested that the American public be allowed five to seven days to review the bill before it is voted upon in Congress. The crowd broke into thunderous applause and cheering.
Secretary Kathleen Sebelius responded, “I would hope you would allow me more than a yes or no answer on this one.” The crowd then began to boo.
Great job Louisiana!