Tuesday, August 25, 2009

[Update] Rep. Thompson Town Hall on Health Care

Posted By on Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 10:12 AM

While Rep. Mike Thompson is not planning on attending the local Tea Party Patriots Town Hall, he is hosting his own. Sources at his office confirm he'll be taking questions on health insurance reform on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at Redwood Acres.

The official 4-W's press release is finally in:


 ADVISORY:  Congressman Thompson to Host Town Hall
 
Congressman Thompson will host an in-person town hall meeting on health care reform Wednesday, September 2, 2009, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm.  The forum will be held at Redwood Acres Fairgrounds, Home Economics Building, 3750 Harris Street, in Eureka.  All constituents are invited to attend, seating will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
 
“I am interested in hearing ideas from our community on how to improve health care in our country and how to make it more accessible for everyone,” said Congressman Mike Thompson.
 
WHO:  Congressman Mike Thompson
 
WHAT:  Town Hall Meeting
 
WHEN:  5:30-6:30pm; Wednesday, September 2, 2009
 
WHERE: Redwood Acres Fairgrounds
             Home Economics Building
             3750 Harris Street, Eureka

For those who'd like to brush up on Rep. Mike's views, there's a FAQ about Health Care section on his site.

For those on the go, here's a compressed version:

Has Congressman Thompson read the bill?

He has read and was involved in drafting the bill he voted on.

Will health reform force all Americans out of their private insurance plans and into a one-size-fits-all government plan?

No.

Does page 16 of the bill require me to join the public plan if I lose my private insurance coverage?

No one will be required to join the public plan. 

Are Members of Congress exempt from changes that are being proposed for the rest of the country?

No.

Will proposed legislation provide free healthcare to illegal immigrants?

No.

Will all small businesses be forced to provide coverage to their employees?

This bill exempts small businesses with a payroll of less than $250,000...

What does this bill do to stop fraud and abuse in Medicare?

This bill strengthens existing compliance and enforcement tools for Medicare...

Can our nation afford healthcare reform?

We can’t afford not to....

How much will this bill cost?

The CBO’s latest estimate puts the price tag at $1.042 trillion over 10 years...

Will this plan lead to rationing of healthcare? Will Congress be legislating what care my doctor can or must give me?

  No.

Why is this bill being “rushed” through Congress?

This bill is not being rushed – it is long overdue.

 

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