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Carolyn Jacobson, left, and Alice Fuglestad were among more than 380 people who attended a town hall meeting on health care reform Monday afternoon in Bemidji. (Monte Draper/Bemidji Pioneer)

Bemidji health care forum split on government involvement

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BEMIDJI -- Jane Erwin drove to Bemidji on Monday from Hoffman, Minn., to tell U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson that government shouldn't expand its role in health care.

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Unemployed, Erwin said Congress should have done more for jobs than for health care.

"There have been times in my life I haven't had health insurance, I do not believe that government owes me health insurance," she said to a health care reform roundtable which drew applause.

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