President's Message (Arlene Ellis)|
Health Care Study
People's Water Conference
League's Position on Local Government
Waikiki Plans Incomplete as Moratorium Ends (Astrid Monson)
Vote Count (Arlene Ellis)
Leasehold (Jim Koshi)
December General Membership Meeting
Firearms (Nadine Onodera)
Action Alert - Recycling
This is Our Last Chance to Keep Abortion Rights
Health Care Study
Health Care Reform is one of the most important issues to face everyone in the next years and will be a hot issue in the presidential campaign this year. Make no mistake - some form of change will occur and its impact will affect every person - those without insurance, those with inadequate insurance and those with what they consider as excellent insurance.
Everyone will be PERSONALLY AFFECTED, and you may not like the decisions that will be made. Powerful lobbies will exert pressure in their own interest. We, the consumer, also need to make our desires known.
In preparing for this meeting please do refer to the following National Voter issues: Dec.-Jan.'91, Apr.-May '91, and Aug.-Sept.'91. The last is the most inclusive. Also bring your November Aloha Voter which has the consensus questions. We urge your attendance so that valid consensus can be made.
There are 10 consensus questions in each of the 5 parts under consideration.
We stress the IMPORTANCE OF YOUR ATTENDANCE. This consensus is critical to the next phase under study - that of a health care package. If you cannot possibly attend, but want to contribute your opinion, fill out the consensus questions in the Voter and mail it to the LWV HAWAII, Attn: Evelyn Bender. It cannot be considered as part of the consensus but additional opinions will be taken seriously by the National League.
HEALTH CARE - PHASE 2
Since the study of "Delivery and Financing of Health Care in the United States" cannot be completed by the time of 1992 Convention, a Phase 2 study which will include the role of government; alternative proposals, including other nations' systems; and methods of financing will be proposed and voted on. This 1992-94 program will contain the scope and focus statement to continue the health care study in Phase 2.
HEALTH CARE TAPE
The Honolulu League has ordered a one-hour VHS tape of Sen. John (Jay) Rockefeller explaining the Pepper Commission findings and recommendations, with discussion and questions. This tape was made at Stanford University in January 1991, at a conference called Health Care and the Underserved.
It will be available for viewing at the LWV office or for borrowing from the tape library.
NATIONAL HEALTH CARE CONSENSUS MEETING
8:30 am Registration
8:30 - 9:00 Coffee and pastries
9:00 -10:30 Health Care Study Consensus
Parking on lower level of 2nd level parking structure.
Please mail or call in (Grace Furukawa - ph. 988-3532 after 5pm) your reservations to attend this consensus meeting.
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