On Tuesday, December 1st at 7 pm at the Mamaroneck United Methodist Church, The Westchester Health Care Reform Task Force will host a free and open community forum on the health care reform legislation being drafted and debated in Congress. “Our goal is to provide accurate information and address confusion about the current bills,” said Elizabeth Saenger of Mamaroneck, a retired teacher who helped organize the event.
The panelists, Timothy Foley and Rabbi Daniel Gropper, will address both policy and moral considerations.
Tim Foley is health care policy coordinator for NYC for Change, communications director for the Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU Healthcare, and a leading expert on the health care reform debate. Rabbi Daniel Gropper from the Community Synagogue of Rye will help attendees, as he has helped his congregants, understand the moral dimensions of health care reform.
“We hope that members of the community attend and not only listen to panelists, but bring their questions and concerns, share their own experiences, and identify their own stake in this effort,” said Rachel Estroff of Harrison, founder of Westchester Health Care Reform Task Force which is sponsoring the forum. She began the task force, which has now expanded to more than 350 members, as a citizen action group to develop broad and deep community support for health care reform, partner with other advocacy groups, and urge elected officials to implement changes in national health care policy and practice. The aim is to guarantee high quality, affordable health care to everyone in America. Dr. Estroff researched the erosion of health care for her doctoral degree from the University of Minnesota.
Mamaroneck United Methodist Church is at 546 East Boston Post Road in Mamaroneck. Parking is available at the church lot and on adjacent streets. For more information contact Rachel Estroff at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-834-8482.