GOV. RITTER HEALTH CARE FORUMS IN PUEBLO, COLORADO SPRINGS TODAY

Gov. Bill Ritter’s health care outreach forums, called the
“Governor’s Dialogue on Health Care Vision and Values,” resume this
week, with sessions scheduled for today in Pueblo and Colorado
Springs. The meetings are part of a two-month, statewide outreach
program to solicit input from business, civic and health care leaders
regarding health care reform.

The Pueblo forum is scheduled for 7 to 9:30 a.m. today (Nov. 28) at
the Pueblo Convention Center, 320 Main St.

The Colorado Springs forum is scheduled for 4 to 6:30 p.m. today at
the Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave.

Ritter Administration officials attending the meetings will include
Joan Henneberry, executive director of the Colorado Department of
Health Care Policy and Financing, and Jim Martin, executive director
of the Department of Public Health and Environment.

The “Governor’s Dialogue on Health Care Visions and Values” involves
11 meetings around Colorado in November and December. About 60
community leaders are invited to participate in the structured
meetings to address questions such as: Who should pay for people who
can’t afford health coverage? What form of coverage should they get?
What is the role of government? What is the role of employers? What is
the role of individuals?

The public is invited to attend each meeting and provide verbal and
written comments.

Following today’s forums in Pueblo and Colorado Springs, the remaining
sessions are:

Dec. 5, Denver, 7:30 to 10 a.m., Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway
Dec. 5, Aurora, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Aurora Community College, 16000 E.
Centre Tech Parkway
Dec. 6, Westminster, 7:30 to 10 a.m., The MAC (former Senior Center),
3295 W. 72nd Ave.
Dec. 11, Sterling, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Ramada Inn, 22140 E. Highway 6
Dec. 12, Fort Collins, 4 to 6:30 p.m., Lory Student Center, CSU, (W.
Laurel/S. Meldrum streets)