Speaking, Not Shouting: A Community Conversation About Health Care Reform
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Check-in 5:30 p.m.
AE England Building, Civic Space Park
444 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Listen and be heard. Speaking, Not Shouting: A Community Conversation About Health Care Reform will engage participants in a town hall discussion that captures opinions from a diverse spectrum of citizens around key questions that underlie health care reform.
The objective of this event is to aid in public understanding of the health care issue presently being debated and discussed in Congress and more importantly to demonstrate how an issue such as health care reform can be discussed in a civil and respectful way. The forums are nonpartisan; no particular outcome is intended nor is agreement on solutions necessarily sought.
Discussion questions include:
- Should all Americans have access to a basic/minimal level of health care services?
- How do we balance individual rights with the community's interest in managing public health issues and controlling health care costs?
- What is the proper role of government in regulating/controlling costs related to health care?
James G. Hodge Jr., Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics
Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University
Kim VanPelt, Associate Director
St. Luke's Health Initiatives
Free and Open to the Public
Pre-Registration is Required as Space is Limited
Click here to register.
Health Care Reform Resources
Alliance of Community Health Plans
American Medical Association
Center for American Progress
Congressional Budget Office
Coping with the Cost of Health Care: How do We Pay for What We Need?
Kaiser Family Foundation
Kaiser Health News
The Lewin Group study funded by the Peter G. Peterson Foundation
National Center for Policy Analysis
United States Department of Health and Human Services
This event is presented by Project Civil Discourse and the following Arizona organizations, all dedicated to creating a respectful dialogue and discourse on public issues.
Arizona Association for Conflict Resolution
Arizona Association of Facilitators
Arizona Chapter of the American Jewish Committee
Arizona Consumers Council
Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education
Arizona Humanities Council
Arizona School Board Association
Arizona State University College of Public Programs
Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Lodestar Dispute Resolution Program
Arizona Town Hall
International Association for Public Participation
HandsOn Greater Phoenix
Maricopa Community Colleges Center for Civic Participation
Morrison Institute for Public Policy
O'Connor House Project
For further information contact:
Britt Kimball, Splashmaker Productions 602-770-5057; firstname.lastname@example.org