WEATHER IN LINCOLN COUNTY


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Important Newport meeting coming up on Oregon’s evolving approach to health care

Lincoln County residents asked to SPEAK UP!
Provided by Joanne Cvar, Progressives Coalition

Health care is a worry for everyone, whether it is a matter of life or death or a political hot potato. And the way health care is delivered in Oregon is about to change. Local residents will have a chance on November 9 to tell the state how they would like health care to be managed in our area under Oregon’s new health care reform plan.

A coalition of local citizens and providers is sponsoring a community Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 6 to 8 p.m., to present the state’s proposals, to get answers from key partners in local health care and to solicit public comments.

The meeting will be in the Newport High School library, 322 NE Eads Street. The Lincoln County Transit District will provide free bus service within Newport (call 541-265-4900 to make arrangements. For carpool information in the Lincoln City area, call 541-764-3276. For car pool information in South County call 541-547-5171. Child care will be provided and healthful snacks will be available for all attendees.

Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall will facilitate the discussion, and a panel of local providers and advocates for persons with disabilities, proponents of “single payer” universal health insurance, major local health care providers, and county and state agencies will be present to discuss the current situation and answer questions from the audience. Mike Bonetto, Governor Kitzhaber’s Health Policy Adviser, will also be present to discuss our concerns.
For more information on the Lincoln County meeting, contact Joanne Cvar at 541- 563- 3615

Contact: Joanne Cvar 541 563 3615 cvar@peak.org
Betty Johnson 541-752-3207 Bjonnson2@juno.com
Chandler Davis 541-272-4615 chandler@chandlerdavis.com

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