Iowa Forums on Health Care Reform and Rural America - Farm, faith, rural and labor organizations join forces to conduct community forums on the impact of health care reform in rural America

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Virginia Wolking,, (402) 687-2103 ext. 1017 Charlie Wishman,, (515) 277-5077 Amber Anderson Mba,, (800) 775-5227
Lyons, NE - The Center for Rural Affairs, Iowa Farmers Union, Iowa Citizen Action Network, Working Families Win, and Health Care for America Now Iowa are co-hosting forums on rural health care reform. The forums 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.  These forums provide Iowans, 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 these forums can contact Virginia Wolking at the Center for Rural Affairs (402.687.2103 ext 1017 or for additional information, or just show up at the forum that is most convenient for them.  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 Thursday April 2nd, 2009 so that Senators and Representatives have time to respond.

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

When and Where:

Monday, April 6
6pm - 7pm
City Council Chambers
220 Clay St.
Cedar Falls, IA

Tuesday, April 7
6pm - 7pm
Mohawk Square
22 N. Georgia St.
Mason City, IA

See for more information about the Center for Rural Affairs.

According to HCAN (, their national grassroots campaign of more than 700 organizations represents 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 fighting 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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