NC HEALTH SPECIAL REPORT: Help Us Continue the Pressure for Reform

September 24, 2009

North Carolina is a key state in the health debate.  Senator Hagan and two members of the House - Representatives McIntyre and Shuler - are seen as key votes who need to hear from us.  Over the next week, here are three things you can do to help us make real health reform a reality:
COME TO OUR CRUCIAL CONVERSATION LUNCHEON FEATURING WENDELL POTTER:  Wendell Potter is one of the nation's most prominent spokespersons for national health care reform. After a 20-year career as a corporate public relations executive, last year he left his job as head of communications for one of the nation's largest health insurers to help advocate for meaningful health care reform .   On Tuesday September 29, 2009, Potter will be the keynote speaker at a special NC Policy Watch Crucial Conversation luncheon:   An insider's view: Why our broken health care system is in desperate need of reform.
STROLL WITH US AFTER LUNCH DOWN TO SENATOR HAGAN'S OFFICE:  After the Crucial Conversation lunch, a number of organizations, including the NC Health Access Coalition, HK on J partners, the NC NAACP and others will be strolling down about two blocks to Senator Hagan's Raleigh office to urge her to stay strong on health care reform in the Senate.  That means a health reform plan that 1. Has premiums everyone can afford; 2.  Cuts costs through options like a public health plan that provides real competition to insurers; 3.  Preserves choice of doctors and health plans for everyone.  You can stroll even if you don't come to lunch - just show up around 1.30pm at Marbles Museum in Downtown Raleigh.  Contact:  Hope Marasco, NC Justice Center's Health Access Coalition, , 919-863-2405
COME HELP WITH OUR PHONE BANK EFFORT:  On Thursday, October 1st, from 6pm-9pm in Raleigh, Greenville, Charlotte, Asheville - Coordinated effort to call health care reform supporters and get them contact their representatives about reform.  HELP NEEDED - TO SIGN UP OR FOR MORE INFO CONTACT Hope Marasco, NC Justice Center's Health Access Coalition, , 919-863-2405.  Just show up - we'll provide the computer and you'll talk to people who are supporters of reform to urge them to call their Senator and Representative.
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