Houston, Have Your Say on health care

Tuesday night, KUHF channel 8 will broadcast another edition of “Houston, Have Your Say”, with the topic being health care reform. Here’s what to expect:

At 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 20th, HoustonPBS, in partnership with The Center for Houston’s Future, Houston Community Newspapers, and KUHF Houston Public Radio, will air Houston Have Your Say: Health Care Reform, a live town hall meeting. Moderated by Patricia Gras, this on-going series gives community leaders, concerned citizens and students an opportunity to discuss important issues and how they will impact the Houston region. Viewers can be part of the community conversation on health care reform by calling in during the broadcast or e-mailing their question prior to the show to [email protected].

In addition to a live studio audience, scheduled to appear on the show are, Dr, Guy Clifton, with UT Houston Medical School and author of Flatlined: Resuscitating American Medicine; Dr. Lewis D. Foxhall, President of Harris County Medical Society; Dr. Ana Malinow, Associate Professor of Pediatrics Baylor College of Medicine & Co-founder and Chair of Health Care for All Texas; Dr. Katherine Yudeh King with Baylor College of Medicine And Chair of Doctors for Change; Clifford L. Fry, Executive Vice President RRC Inc, a health care consulting firm; David Lopez President and CEO Harris County Hospital District; Karen Love Executive Director Harris County Health Alliance and Dr. Stephen J. Spann, Senior Vice President and Dean of Clinical Affairs at Baylor College of Medicine.

“Our approach will be local. We’ll explore how health care reform will affect us in the Houston region, where we lead the nation in the number of uninsured and where we’re also home to the largest medical center in the world,” says Patricia Gras.

“There is a great need right now to determine fact from fiction. This forum will educate the public about how the Houston region specifically may be affected by national health care reform as well as provide the community with a chance to have their say about this important topic,” said Catherine Mosbacher, Center for Houston’s Future President and CEO.

As before, I will be in the studio along with Ree-C Murphy doing the blog thing here and on the Houston Have Your Say blog. Tune in and tell ’em what you think.

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