Transition Team Health Care Discussions

The Presidential Transition Health Policy Team and incoming Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Daschle are calling for Community Health Care Discussions, saying that they want feedback as soon as possible, before December 31st. President elect Obama has made it clear, “The runaway cost of health care is punishing families and businesses across our country. It’s not something that we can put off because we’re in an emergency. This is part of the emergency.” And he directly confronted those who ask how the country could afford a major expansion of health coverage in times of shrinking revenues and burgeoning deficits. “I ask a different question”, Mr. Obama said, “I ask how can we afford not to?”

You can get more information at http://change.gov/agenda/health_care_agenda/.

Bloomington
Monday 12/29 @ 7 PM
The League of Women Voters and Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan are sponsoring a Health Care Community Discussion
Auditorium of the Monroe County Public Library 303 E Kirkwood Ave
Contact: Karen Green Stone rstone@hchp.info

Fort Wayne
Monday 12/ 29 @ 7 PM
The Northeast Indiana Chapter of Hoosiers for a Commonsense Health Plan will host a Health Care Community Discussion at the Unitarian Universalist Meetinghouse 5310 Old Mill Road
Contact: Kirsten Eckert 744-7022 kelise13@comcast.net

Indianapolis
Monday 12/29 @ 4:30 PM
The United Methodist Church, the Jewish Community Relations Council, the Indiana Catholic Conference, and Better Healthcare Indiana are sponsoring a Community Discussion
Fellowship Hall at North United Methodist Church, 38th and Meridian
Contact: Les Zwirn, BHI Executive Director lzwirn@earthlink.net

New Albany
Friday 12/19 @ 1:00 PM
On shorter notice, there will be a house party in the area on at 2211 Pacific Drive.
Contact: Darleen Cox decox@insightbb.com

Whether you attend or not, the information sheet from the Obama team is worth looking at: http://change.gov/page/-/Health%20Care%20Community%20Discussion%20Participant%20Guide.pdf

Physicians for a National Health Program’s suggestions for participants: http://pnhp.org/change/

Please email this information to your friends and family and plan to come out to share our ideas and concerns.

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