Rep. Parker Griffith hosted a health care forum in Huntsville last Thursday. I walked away from that event with an understanding that some folks are extremely concerned about the care that will be available to them if 48 million uninsured Americans suddenly enter the health care system. The fear is very real. Others are inexplicably convinced that for-profit bean counters will be more concerned for patient welfare than government bean counters. That event emphasized questions and comments from constituents.
Rep. Artur Davis (D, AL-07) will be hosting a Health Care Summit Monday evening in Birmingham. It's a somewhat different kind of event — roundtable of experts followed by Q&A. The forum participants look to be a pretty interesting cross-section, see the table below the fold. This is a critical debate for our nation, and if you are in the Birmingham area I urge you to make every effort to attend — I guarantee the wingnuts will be there in force. Davis' office is asking that you submit questions via email to email@example.com.
WHO: CONGRESSMAN ARTUR DAVIS
WHAT: HEALTHCARE SUMMIT
WHEN: MONDAY, JULY 6TH 5:30PM-7:30PM
WHERE: ALYS STEPHENS CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA, BIRMINGHAM, 1200 10TH AVE., BIRMINGHAM, AL
WASHINGTON – Congressman Artur Davis will host a Healthcare Summit on Monday, July 6th at 5:30pm at the Alys Stephens Center for Performing Arts on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The focus of the summit will be a panel discussion featuring representatives from state agencies, the healthcare, business, and not for profit sectors to get their feedback on the pending healthcare legislation and their thoughts on the issue. The general public is invited to this event and will be able to participate in a question and answer session following the roundtable discussion. Questions should be emailed in advance of the event to firstname.lastname@example.org