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Roundtable to tackle healthcare issues

BURLINGTON This month, the League of Women Voters of the Champlain Valley and the Vermont Business Roundtable will tackle the issue of health care with a panel discussion and Q&A session entitled, The Road to Health Care: Paved with Good Intentions. The event will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 7 8:30 p.m., at Speeder and Earls Coffee, 412 Pine St. This event is free and open to the public. Panelists include: Craig Jones, M.D., director of the Vermont Blueprint for Health - a vision, a plan and a statewide partnership to improve health and the health care system for Vermonters Dan Johnson, principal of Hickok and Boardman Group Benefits, member of the Vermont Business Roundtable Health Care Working Group and board member of the Vermont Program for Quality Health Care Doug Racine, state senator and former leiutenant governor, chair of the Senate Committee on Health and Welfare, and member of the Health Care Reform Commission Lisa Ventriss, president of the Vermont Business Roundtable, will moderate. The panel will update participants on the latest challenges, the projected cost/burdens to taxpayers, and successes along the rocky road to providing health care to all Vermonters. What programs are out there and what progress has been made in Vermont? Find out more on Sept. 17. Bring your questions and bring a friend to learn more about this important issue. The League is a non-partisan political organization that encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government and the influencing of public policy through education and advocacy. To find out more about the Champlain Valley League of Women Voters, go to www.cvlwv.org, email info@cvlwv.org, or call 802-879-0011.

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