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Davis hosts health care summit tonight

U.S. Representative Artur Davis

U.S. Representative (and Democratic gubernatorial candidate) Artur Davis is staying busy here in Birmingham today. At 2 p.m. he’ll be taking part in a press conference at HUD’s Birmingham Field Office in part to watch HUD Secretary Shaun present a grant award to the City of Birmingham and “…highlight the city’s innovative plans to create jobs and help low-income families with its Recovery Act funds.”

Congressman Davis will then host a health care summit at the Alys Stephens Center beginning at 5:30 p.m. tonight. The folks over at Left in Alabama do a great job of describing the format and give you a glimpse of the opinions out there here in Alabama and nationwide while The Birmingham News gives us a look at Davis’ opinions about the issue.

Photo: Congressman Davis’ congressional website.

OTM Democratics Healthcare Forum, Birmingham Botanical Gardens

You’re not going to find a better panel than this one to talk about this important issue:

  • Congressman Artur Davis, 7th District, Alabama
  • Terry Kellogg, Executive Vice President & CFO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Dr. Max Michael, Dean of the UAB School of Public Health
  • Dr. Wally Retan, practicing physician and state coordinator of Healthcare For Everyone, the Alabama Chapter of Physicians for a National Health Program

The OTM Democrats are inviting you to join them for a lively exchange on the current problems in our nation’s healthcare system and the various solutions being proposed to address them. They hope to

explore the disparity in access to healthcare in the U.S., HR676 (the bill before Congress to create a single payer healthcare system), the positions of the leading presidential candidates, and whether there is enough momentum and support in Congress, industry, and from citizens themselves to bring about meaningful reform.

Linn-Henley Lecture Hall, Birmingham Botanical Gardens
2612 Lane Park Road (directions)