Monday, August 17, 2009

While I'd love to see the play again....

... my Congressman is holding a Health Care Town Hall this coming Saturday at 3:00 p.m. I think I need to be there, not off enjoying myself.

If you live in NM-01, this invite's for you:
Health Care Town Hall - Saturday, August 22, 2009, 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
U.S. Representative Martin Heinrich will host another town hall meeting on the critical issue of health care reform with constituents in the First Congressional District. The event will bring together New Mexicans from across the district to ask questions as Representative Heinrich works to address the health care crisis in our country.

Where: UNM Continuing Education Building, 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87131
I just sent Martin an e-mail tonight too, reminding him of my advocacy for a strong public option and hoping he will stand firm for us.

Public Option is among his principles, btw. Just want to keep them there.
My principles for health care reform

I have some key principles that I am keeping in mind as we work through this debate:

Create Stability – stable coverage, stable costs and stable quality
Contain Costs – Slow the growth rate of premiums and invest in prevention
Guarantee Choice – If you like the doctor and plan you have now, you can keep them
Improve Quality – Ensure people get the treatment they need when they need it
Ensure Coverage – Reform must put us on the path to cover all Americans
Public Option – Give the insurance companies some competition and the public an option

--the BB

3 comments:

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

A question of ethics!

susan s. said...

I'm glad you are going, Paul. Some of us will expect a full report and any links you can provide afterwards. Polite dignity of all participants is hoped for by me anyway!

tagupti is the word thingy. Must be italian, but what does it mean?

Grandmère Mimi said...

Yes. Give us a report, luv.