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Protesters air frustration over health care at raucous Collins town hall
Congressman meets with constituents at Gainesville event
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Local residents listen to U.S. Rep. Doug Collins during a town hall held Wednesday at the Gainesville Public Safety Center. - photo by From DCN regional staff
Frustration over health care was front and center at a raucous town hall held last week by Rep. Doug Collins, R-Gainesville. Right out of the gate, Democratic protesters jeered and debated Collins on congressional Republicans’ failed attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. President Donald Trump was none too popular with the group, either. The Public Safety Center on Queen City Parkway, where the town hall was held Aug. 9, was overflowing and late attendees were turned away at the door.