THIS STORY HAS BEEN FORMATTED FOR EASY PRINTING

Foes’ decibels replace debate on healthcare

Protesters’ yells at meetings frustrate Democrats’ push

US Representative Frank M. Kratovil Jr., arriving at a community meeting Tuesday afternoon in Snow Hill, Md., received a preview of his reception inside the hall, where audience members voiced sharp opposition to Democratic healthcare proposals. US Representative Frank M. Kratovil Jr., arriving at a community meeting Tuesday afternoon in Snow Hill, Md., received a preview of his reception inside the hall, where audience members voiced sharp opposition to Democratic healthcare proposals. (Joey Gardner/The Salisbury Daily Times)
By Lisa Wangsness
Globe Staff / August 6, 2009

E-mail this article

Invalid E-mail address
Invalid E-mail address

Sending your article

Your article has been sent.

Text size +

Repeated heckling and shouted interruptions - “Answer the question!’’ “We’re your employers!’’ “You don’t get it!’’ - overtook a town hall-style meeting in rural Maryland this week, as US Representative Frank M. Kratovil Jr. withstood a verbal beating from a partisan crowd airing its displeasure with the healthcare overhaul working its way through Congress. (Full article: 1090 words)

This article is available in our archives:

Globe Subscribers

FREE for subscribers

Subscribers to the Boston Globe get unlimited access to our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Non-Subscribers

Purchase an electronic copy of the full article. Learn More

  • $9.95 1 month archives pass
  • $24.95 3 months archives pass
  • $74.95 1 year archives pass