Raising Women’s Voices

Time to Raise Women’s Voices!

Posted in Uncategorized by raisingwomensvoices on December 10, 2008

President-elect Barack Obama’s transition team invites you to hold community forums about health care later in December to help finalize its recommendations for the incoming administration.
The “Health Care Community Discussions” are modeled on the platform committee meetings held by Obama during the presidential campaign and are designed to give the transition’s health policy team a chance to further develop ideas about how to achieve quality, affordable health care for all.

Former Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle — Obama’s designee to design health reform — outlined three problems that he sees with the health care system-high cost, limited access and uneven quality. But he invited suggestions on how to define the most pressing problems in health care.

“We want your views on what we need to do to build a better system,” he said. ” We want your exact ideas. What do you think we need to emphasize? What specifically should we be incorporating in this new reform effort?”

Go to www.change.gov to “sign up for a discussion in your home, sometime between the 15th and the 31st,” Daschle said. The health care policy team then will assemble all of the information and present it to Obama, and will also post it to the Web “for everyone to see as part of this transparent process.”
We encourage you to visit www.raisingwomensvoices.net for some ideas on what to say at these forums.


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