Jul 7, 2009
Town hall meeting on health care reform on tap
With 1.3 million Michiganders without basic health care, the health care has become a hot issue.
The model for delivering health care coverage in this country has been through the employers for at least the last 50 years, but as more people lose jobs, employees are making more jobs part-time and many are dropping it all together in a vain effort to compete with Third World countries, we are facing a crisis. President Obama is trying to reform health care, but he is running up against private insures who will do just about anything to keep their monopoly.
The Washington Post is reporting that they are spending more than $1.4 million a day on lobbying Congress. That’s $1.4 million a day.
The Livingston County Democratic Party is sponsoring a special town hall meeting on the latest on what Congress is planning for health care reform at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11 at party headquarters, 10321 E. Grand River, Suite 600, Brighton, located on the north side of Grand River, one-third mile east of U.S. 23.
All members of the community are invited to participate, regardless of their political affiliation or lack thereof. A representative of Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Michigan, will be present to discuss what type of public health care option she is prepared to support. Dr. James Mitchiner, of Physicians for a National Health Program, will talk about the reforms doctors would like to see. Robert Sisler, President of UAW Retirees Local 6000, will address how health care reform will affect retirees.