Friday, October 05, 2007

League of Women Voters Health Care Reform Program

Tuesday, October 9, 7-9 p.m.
in the McChesney Room of the Schenectady Public Library
corner of Liberty and Clinton, Schenectady

Courtney Burke, Policy Analyst at the Rockefeller Intitue of Government will present some of the current proposals before Congress, as well as proposals being advanced by presidential candidates. Discussion will follow.

The Presidential primary in New York State is less than 6 months away. Health Care Reform is one of the most important issues facing our country and on the minds of voters. An estimated 47 million Americans are without health insurance. About as many others are underinsured. In 2004, Elizabeth Warren of Harvard Law School published a study showing an estimated 50% of personal bankruptcies followed a medical crisis. Of those who filed personal bankruptcy, 75% had health insurance.

What are the most important aspects of reform being proposed by presidential candidates and legislators? How do these proposals differ? What can be done to assure that meaningful reform is on the agenda of the next President?

The program is free and open to the public.

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