Forum on Health Care Reform and Rural America in Sioux City

Release Date: 

04/14/2009

Contact(s): 

Virginia Wolking, virginiaw@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1017
Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs, Iowa Farmers Union, Iowa Citizen Action Network, Health Care for America Now Iowa, Nebraska Appleseed, SEIU Change That Works, and Health Care for America Now Nebraska are co-hosting a forum on rural health care reform. The forum will focus on the unique challenges that rural Americans face in gaining access to affordable health care that meets their needs. Solutions to improve the current health care system and implement health care reform that works for all of America will be discussed.
"Rural America faces many unique health care challenges. This forum will provide Iowans and Nebraskans, rural and urban alike, an opportunity to ensure that their health care concerns are heard in this debate," said Virginia Wolking of the Center for Rural Affairs.

Individuals interested in attending the forum can contact Virginia Wolking at the Center for Rural Affairs (402.687.2103 ext 1017 or virginiaw@cfra.org) for additional information, or just show up at the forum. Everyone is encouraged to contact Virginia Wolking (contact information above) with health care reform questions for your members of Congress. Questions should be submitted by Friday April 17th, 2009 so that Senators and Representatives have time to respond.

What: A community forum on health care reform in rural America

When and Where:

Wednesday, April 22
6pm - 8pm
Western Iowa Tech.
4647 Stone Avenue
Sioux City, Iowa
(Parking in parking lot # 3, enter through Entrance # 11, room L416/417)

See www.cfra.org for more information about the Center for Rural Affairs.

Health Care for America Now is a national grassroots campaign of more than 700 organizations representing 30 million people, including doctors, nurses, community organizations, small business owners, faith-based groups, people of color, seniors, children's and women's rights groups, and labor unions. HCAN fights to win quality, affordable health care in 2009. HCAN also lists President Barack Obama and more than 180 Members of Congress among those that support their principles for reform.

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