Senator Ron Wyden to Discuss Health Reform April 6 in Portland
Senator Ron Wyden, D-Ore., will share his perspective on health policy developments in Washington, D.C., at a breakfast forum on Friday, April 6. The event, sponsored by Oregon Health Forum, gets underway with a breakfast buffet at 7:30 a.m. at the Multnomah Athletic Club. Wyden takes the stage at 8 a.m., followed by a panel discussion with health policy experts from Oregon. The event concludes at 9:30 a.m.
Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter Kristian Foden-Vencil will moderate the event.
The ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, Wyden recently spoke out against a proposal by Congressional Republicans that would have a negative impact on the individual health insurance market:
“Instead of working on a bipartisan basis to improve Americans’ healthcare, Republicans have embraced Trumpcare and its failed health care ideas of yesteryear,” Wyden said.
“Between high-risk pools that isolate people with pre-existing conditions, junk insurance that will let insurance companies trample on consumers’ rights and a massive and unprecedented restriction of a woman’s right to choose in the private market, congressional Republicans laid out their ideological priorities that will limit access to health care and increase premiums,” he continued.
“While Republicans have walked away from bipartisan compromise for now, there’s still time to drop the poison pills and get to work on putting families first instead of allowing their premiums to skyrocket.”
Throughout his career in Congress, Wyden has fought to expand health coverage to uninsured families, support reproductive healthcare, expand Medicare and Medicaid, and defend Medicare against attempts to dismantle the program.
Register now to attend the April 6 forum. Tickets are going fast.
Organizations interested in sponsoring this event should contact Diane Lund-Muzikant at [email protected].