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LWV Program: Get the Facts on Health Care Reform

Posted by Len Gilbert on August 24, 2009

This came in from the League of Women Voters. Read the press release to learn more about health care reform.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                  Contact: Lianne Campodonico:  510.654.8723

August 22, 2009                                                             Marjorie Blackwell: 510.654.4456

Get the Facts on Health Care Reform

Piedmont League of Women Voters Program

Confused about all the proposals, arguments and dissension over health care reform? Find out firsthand what the underlying policy issues are and what’s happening in Congress, the California legislature and the League of Women Voters (LWV) from an informed expert, Dr. Li-hia Wang, who will speak at a meeting of the Piedmont League of Women Voters on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009, at 9:30 a.m., at 660 Blair Avenue, Piedmont.

Dr. Wang, a retired pediatrician and family practitioner and an expert in health care policy, will discuss the pros and cons of the various alternatives and explain the underlying policy issues of no reform, a government-run program, health care co-ops, and the single-payer approach. During her medical career, Dr. Wang worked in public hospitals and community health centers in New York City, Chicago, West Virginia, and Berkeley. She earned her undergraduate degree from Radcliffe College and medical degree from Case Western Reserve Medical School. She is a member of Physicians for Social Responsibility and Physicians for a National Health Program and has been an active member of the LWV in West Virginia and California. Dr. Wang is a strong advocate for quality, affordable health care available to everyone in the U.S.

The Piedmont LWV program on health care is a tribute to long-time Piedmont resident and LWV member Jean Jackson, who passed away earlier this summer. “Jeanne was a tireless advocate for single payer healthcare reform,” notes Piedmont LWV President Lianne Campodonico. “She would go anywhere, any time to present her case in her strong, no nonsense and articulate fashion. We are pleased to honor Jeanne’s work with a program featuring Dr. Wang.”

For more information, contact Marjorie Blackwell, 510.654.4456, or email marjb@sbcglobal.net.

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