State Rep. Chávez leads Texas delegates on national health care push
From the office of state Rep. Norma Chávez:
EL PASO – State Rep. Norma Chávez will host a press conference on Wednesday, June 17th, in support of a national effort led by state legislators around the country to reinforce President Obama’s efforts to pass comprehensive health care reform, including the choice of a public health insurance option, this year.
Texas legislators have joined a nationwide movement of state lawmakers which now number over 600 state legislators from 46 states who have signed on to a support letter organized by the Progressive States Network, a national partner of Health Care for America Now.
The national letter will be delivered to a White House meeting with Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius and Director of the White House Office of Health Reform Nancy Ann-DeParle on June 17th in response to the Obama Administration’s new initiative to see input on health care reform from state legislators.
Texas legislators will release the letter locally and discuss the impact of national health care reform that includes a public health insurance plan on lowering cost, increasing competition and improving access for Texans.
Additionally, Rep. Chávez will be leading a delegation from Texas that will include, State Rep. Elliott Naishtat of Austin, Bexar County Commissioner Chico Rodriguez, and LULAC Council President Henry Rodriguez, to Washington D.C. on June 24-25th to lobby members of Congress to support President Obama’s efforts to pass comprehensive health care reform.
WHO: HCAN & State Rep. Norma Chávez
WHAT: Press Conference Highlighting State Legislator Support for Federal Health Care Reform, Including a Health Insurance Plan
WHEN: Wednesday, June 17th at 1100AM
WHERE: El Paso Community College – Administrative Center, Building B – Foyer, 9050 Viscount Blvd