Parkinson’s Guy At Tea Party Rally Speaks Out

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Remember that guy in Ohio a few days ago who was harrassed and mocked by anti-health reform teabaggers at a rally, when they learned he had Parkinson's?

Not a communist.  Not someone looking for a handout.  He's a former muclear physicist with a doctorate from Cornell.  He tells his story:

Bob, the man with Parkinson's who was targeted by the Tea Partiers, sat down with ProgressOhio for an interview. He is 60 years old and was first diagnosed with Parkinsons 15 years ago. He has two masters degrees and a Ph.D. from Cornell. He taught at the University of Michigan and worked as a nuclear engineer.

Bob was able to have a $150,000 surgery that greatly increased his quality of life, thanks to Medicare and the Cleveland Clinic. He attended the event in Columbus because he believes in giving back and thinks everyone should have access to affordable health insurance and quality health care.