Protests Held Outside Health Care Summit

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While Democrats and Republicans debated the particulars of health care reform inside the Blair House, protestors on both sides of the issue had their own debate outside.

Ironically, both sides of protestors agreed on one thing: tthat the current health care proposal isn't good.

But liberals want reform to go further, and to include a public option. And conservatives, who made up most of the protestors outside the Blair House, want to scrap the current plan, and start over.

"I believe they should start from scratch and not have legislation that is based on deals that are done in secret, that are not only constitutional, but they're not moral," summit protestor Rita Grace said.

For reaction to the summit and why people are so upset, CBN News spoke with Tim Phillips of Americans for Prosperity.  Click play for his comments.

"I don't think it's the will of the American people, and I think we can reform health care, make it cheaper, make it more accessible to everyone, without the government trying to take over," another protestor Benjamin Grace said.

In all, there were about 100 protestors outside. The Secret Service kept them about a block away from the event, and even further when President Obama walked to and from the event.

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