CITIZENS AGAINST GOVERNMENT WASTE TO HOLD TAXPAYER FORUM ON HEALTHCARE REFORM | Citizens Against Government Waste

CITIZENS AGAINST GOVERNMENT WASTE TO HOLD TAXPAYER FORUM ON HEALTHCARE REFORM

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For Daybook/Calendar of EventsContact: Jim Campi or Aaron Taylor
September 7, 1999(202) 467-5300

(Washington, DC) – Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), America’s largest fiscal watchdog group, will sponsor a taxpayer forum entitled ] for Healthcare Reform: Empowering the Patient, on Saturday, October 2, 1999.  The event is scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to noon at the Wyndham Buttes Resort, 2000 Westcourt Way, Tempe, Ariz.  There is a $15 registration fee for the general public, which includes a continental breakfast.


“Our taxpayer forum will give attendees a unique glimpse into the treacherous waters of healthcare reform,” remarked CAGW President Thomas A. Schatz.  “I encourage anyone with an interest in how their money is being spent in Washington to attend this event.”


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 future of Medicare, generic versus brand-name drugs, and healthcare tax policy.


To register for the forum, interested parties are asked to call CAGW toll-free at 1-800-USA-DEBT, or register on the Internet at www.cagw.org.


CAGW is a 600,000 member, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, mismanagement and abuse in government.


 


 

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