Colorado Health Care at a Crossroads: Building a Path to Health Care for All
October 16, 2007 Denver, CO
Speakers: Colorado State Rep. Morgan Carroll Wisconsin State Sen. Jon Erpenbach Robin Baker, Senior Policy Analyst, Bell Policy Center Ella Hushagen, Villers Fellow, Families USA John C. Arensmeyer, Small Business Majority Adam Thompson, Progressive States Network
As lines are drawn on Capitol Hill for the coming battle over health care reform, Progressive States Network is putting state legislators in the middle of the national debate. On June 17, 2009, PSN led a delegation representing over 700 state legislators to Washington D.C. to deliver a letter to the Obama Administration and Congress urging them to pass comprehensive health care reform with a public insurance option by the end of the year. The letter, which was signed by a bipartisan group of over 700 legislators from 48 states, called for any federal reform bill to include a public health insurance option, strong affordability protections, and shared employer responsibility for health care costs.