Thursday, January 12, 2012

Walsh in Elgin to hear about tough times for independent pharmacies - Elgin Courier News

Walsh in Elgin to hear about tough times for independent pharmacies - Elgin Courier News: Walsh, who is again seeking the GOP nomination for the 8th Congressional District seat in the March 20 primary, said health care reform is necessary.

“I hear from doctors all the time that interaction with patients is going by the wayside,” he said.

He thanked Scalzitti for sharing his frustrations.

“I do a lot of this to help educate me,” Walsh said. “Congressmen need to be educated. I’m going to sink my teeth into this. When it comes to health care, this is one of those huge issues, and something’s got to be done.”

In the newly reshaped 8th District — which encompasses portions of Cook, DuPage and Kane counties, including parts of Elgin, South Elgin, East Dundee and Carpentersville — there will be contests in both the Democrat and Republican primaries.

Democrats who filed for the office are Raja Krishnamoorthi and Tammy Duckworth, both of Hoffman Estates.

Fellow Republicans seeking the nomination are Robert Canfield of Palatine and Richard Evans of Wheaton.

Walsh said the issue of health care is a major one that needs to be tackled by those on both sides of the aisle.

“It’s going to take some time to come together,” he said. “Be patient.”

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