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(Washington, D.C.) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), America’s largest fiscal watchdog group, announced today the addition of KFYI radio talk show host Bob Mohan as emcee for its Saturday, Oct. 2 taxpayer forum on healthcareThe event, entitled ] for Healthcare Reform: Empowering the Patient, is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Wyndham Buttes Resort, 2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe, Arizona.  There is a $15 registration fee for the general public, which includes a continental breakfast.

“We’re delighted to welcome veteran talk show host Bob Mohan to moderate our healthcare panels in Tempe on Oct. 2,” remarked CAGW President Thomas A. Schatz.  “His grasp of intricate political issues, such as healthcare, makes him the perfect fit for our event.  He has been helping expose wasteful government spending and pushing his listeners to demand more accountability from elected officials for many years.  Healthcare reform is a bread and butter issue which strikes a chord with all Americans.  It is an area of contention and complexity and taxpayer oversight are more crucial than ever.  We couldn’t be in better hands.” 

A self-proclaimed government critic, Mohan’s career in radio began when he engaged a fellow bar patron in a spirited political debate.  The patron turned out to be the general manager of an Atlanta radio station who quickly discerned Mohan’s talent for conversation and counterpoint and signed him up. 

The honorary co-chairmen of the forum are U.S. Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.).  Sen. Kyl will deliver the keynote address.  U.S. Reps. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) and John Shadegg (R-Ariz.) will discuss healthcare policy in Congress.  Other featured speakers include State Rep. Laura Knaperek (R-Tempe), Chairman of the Children & Family Integrated Delivery Systems Committee, and Grace-Marie Arnett, President of the Galen Institute.  Several hot-button health issues will be discussed at the event, including the current debate over patients’ rights, the future of Medicare, generic versus brand-name drugs, and healthcare tax policy.

To register for the forum, call CAGW toll-free at 1-800-USA-DEBT, or register on the Internet at www.cagw.org.  CAGW is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, mismanagement and abuse in government.

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