A march for health care reform in Chicago

February 18, 2008 5:30:14 PM PST
A rally was held Monday aimed at reforming health care in Cook County.Dozens of community groups, unions, and health care providers marched to the Cook County building in the Loop Monday afternoon.

The marchers called on the Cook County Board to reform health care instead of reducing services. Some clinics and hospitals could be closed due to budget cuts. The groups fear, if that happens, the wait times for diagnoses, prescriptions and operations will dramatically increase while the health of the poor and minorities will suffer.