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A Campaign for a Public Voice on Health Care Reform

The League of Women Voters of Hawaii will be the prime sponsor of an educational forum on health care. Saturday, April 9, 1994 has been selected for public discussion on the national health care proposals.

LWVHI has received partial support to sponsor this educational program from the LWVUS EdFund and the Kaiser Family Foundation as leagues throughout the country invite members of Congress, local legislators, and citizens to join together to learn about the proposals now before Congress.

A long morning session is planned at Mabel Smyth Auditorium located on the corner of Punchbowl and Beretania streets. Parking will be available in the municipal and state lots and the auditorium is convenient for bus patrons. Registration will be at 8:30 A.m. Discussion will continue into the early afternoon with self-styled breaks to permit participants to set their own pace. Anne Lee, past-president of the LWVHI, will serve as moderator.

Dr. Elizabeth Adams, chair of the LWVHI Health Care Committee, and Irene Coogan, who recently attended a forum planning meeting in Washington, D.C. on behalf of LWVHI, are planning this informative event to provide citizens with information as well as to give attendees the opportunity to ask questions.

Congresswoman Patsy T. Mink will lead the morning with an overview of the administration's health care proposals. Other proposals being discussed in Congress will be reviewed by Jared Jossem, chair of the Republican Party of Hawai'i. Dr. John Lewin director of the State Department of Health will describe how the varying proposals might affect Hawaii's health care system. Reactors, including representatives from the Hawai'i Medical Association, the Hawai'i Nurses Association, HMSA and Kaiser Permanente, will follow with their perspective and the audience will be invited to participate with their questions and comments.

Members are urged to be there to support the effort to educate the public on the government's effort to reform the health care system.

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