I think these folks are well aware that the government runs Medicare and other programs. My best inclination is that they are leery of the government using the funds meant for health insurance and leaving I.O.U.s much like they have done with our Social Security program (even though that is what SS has always been). As Dean stated, most of the attendees of these town hall meetings are politically engaged and keep close tabs on the actions of these lawmakers.

Kind Regards,

Almost all of us long for peace and freedom; but very few of us have much enthusiasm for the thoughts, feelings, and actions that make for peace and freedom. - Aldous Huxley

Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now. - Thomas Jefferson