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U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson's roundtable meeting on health care Friday in Willmar drew a strong crowd. Marcene Rachael of Paynesville holds a sign as she listens to the discussion at the Kandiyohi County Health and Human Services building. There was a spirited discussion Friday, but no major disruptions as have been reported at some similar events across the nation. (Tribune photo by Rand Middleton)

Crowd packs town hall meeting

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WILLMAR -- Mary Buckentine drove almost two hours Friday from her home in Plato to ask Rep. Collin Peterson a question: If one of the goals of health care reform is to lower the cost of health care, how can this be done without rationing or limiting care?

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"How can government promise to do more with less?" Buckentine wanted to know.

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Anne Polta

Anne Polta covers health care, business/economic development and general assignment. Her HealthBeat blog can be found at http://healthbeat.areavoices.com. Follow her on Twitter at @AnnePolta.

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