I hope you're already planning to join me and other health care activists from around the state for our Nov. 12 HCAO Membership Meeting. It's sure to be a must-attend event!
There's much to catch up on when it comes to health care reform these days. Just to mention a few items:
+ Several local affiliates have health care resolutions coming before their voters (Ashland, Corvallis, Eugene, Portland);
+ The HB2828 study of financing health care in Oregon is soon to be released;
+ HCAO's Board of Directors has developed an Operational Plan to guide us to victory in 2020;
+ Colorado is voting on their ColoradoCare plan;
+ Senator Merkley is co-sponsoring a bill calling for a public option in the health insurance market; and
+ Vermont has reached agreement with the federal government on a deal to overhaul Vermont's health care payment system.
In addition to these items, local affiliates will want to hear about HCAO's move to better establish and support our local groups and caucuses. We all need to be updated on the latest circumstances in the OR legislature, network with others from around our state to hear and learn about all that's going on, as we continue to move toward bringing health care to everyone. Come, be informed, inspired, and further motivated to continue our march forward!
We're gathering at the First Presbyterian Church in Corvallis (corner of 9th and Monroe) to celebrate victories, plan strategies and strengthen our movement to create universal health care in Oregon.
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I look forward to welcoming you to Corvallis and sharing this inspirational event together.
Tim F. Roach, HCAO President
Nov. 12 Parking and Access
Parking: First Presbyterian Church (114 SW 8th St) has very few parking spaces in its 9th Street lot and parking on the street is only available in 2 hour increments. So our Mid-Valley hosts will be running a shuttle service for our meeting!
Drivers should deliver their passengers to the covered drive-through entrance of First Presbyterian Church (corner of SW 9th Street and Monroe Ave.). After unloading passengers, drivers will be directed to a near-by lot at Good Samaritan Episcopal Church (333 NW 35th St.), where a shuttle car will return the driver to the Presbyterian Church.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the shuttle will run in the reverse to take drivers back to their cars.
Access: All entrance into First Presbyterian should be through the doors under the cover drive-through from the 9th Street parking lot.