From hospitals, doctors and patients, a last gasp of opposition to the Senate health-care bill

The Washington Post: Just four days after Senate GOP leaders revealed their health-care bill this summer, Tucson Medical Center hosted a town hall thousands of miles away drawing roughly 700 people in person and 1,900 online. In its aftermath, hospital employees, doctors and members of the public sent nearly 2,900 emails to the state’s two senators, Republicans John ­McCain and Jeff Flake, urging them to reject any legislation that would jeopardize patient health care.

The move was like nothing the hospital had done before, said Julia Strange, the center’s vice president for community benefit. While they had sponsored educational sessions on issues such as cardiac arrest and opioid abuse, “this was clearly different,” she said — and when triple the number of expected attendees showed up, “We had to order extra cookies.”

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