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01Jan/21

Governor Douglas hosts regional White House forum on health reform

first_imgThe second in a series of Regional White House Forums on Health Reform took place today in Burlington, Vermont.  The forum was hosted by the University of Vermont and was moderated by Governor Jim Douglas of Vermont and Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts. Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform, represented the Obama administration.   Forum participants included doctors, patients, providers, insurers, policy experts and health care advocates of all kinds both Democrats and Republicans who discussed the urgent need to provide high-quality, affordable health care for all Americans, and to curb skyrocketing health care costs that are draining our federal and state budgets, devastating families and small businesses, and undermining our long-term economic prosperity. Today s forum was a tremendous success, said Governor Douglas. The discussion was very helpful and with so many viewpoints represented, I know the White House will come away from this with many good ideas for how we build a more affordable and effective healthcare system in America.  In keeping with the Obama administration s commitment to an open, inclusive, and transparent process for health reform, the forum brought together a diverse group of people to voice their concerns and ideas on reforming our health care system. Health care reform in Massachusetts has become a national model with more than 97% of residents insured in just two years, said Governor Patrick. But affordability is still a big challenge and we need payment reform and better cost containment across America to make healthcare truly available for all. Vermont, like Massachusetts, is a model for the rest of the nation, Governor Douglas continued. Our Blueprint for Health, Green Mountain Healthcare products and our Chronic Care Initiative are all programs that will help us bring down the cost of healthcare and lead healthier lives. We really appreciate the opportunity to share these programs with the rest of the country.And Nancy-Ann DeParle represented the Obama Administration. Today we continued our important national conversation on health reform, DeParle said. Exploding costs are bankrupting families and burdening businesses, dragging down state and local budgets, and piling up our national debt. The time to act is now.Regional White House Forums on Health Reform will also be held in Iowa, North Carolina, and California throughout the rest of March and early April. Anyone interested in participating in the discussion can visit www.HealthReform.gov(link is external) to submit their questions.last_img read more

27Sep/20

No dedicated red light district

first_imgStuff co.nz 12 August 2014The Christchurch City Council has scrapped plans to provide street workers with temporary facilities on Manchester St because no-one could agree on a site.The council had been working on a voluntary accord with the Prostitutes’ Collective since November, promising to provide port-a-loos, a needle receptacle, lighting and security cameras.Council strategic policy unit manager Alan Bywater said two potential sites for the temporary facilities had been identified, but both options fell through due to opposition from nearby residents and businesses.The first was opposite the St Luke’s Church on Manchester St, the other where the national library used to be, also on Manchester St.“The accord is really the only option that’s come forward and we’ve taken a step back from that,” Bywater told a public meeting last night.Manchester St residents, fed up with noise and rubbish outside their homes, met with city councillors, police and social agencies to discuss their concerns.Shirley-Papanui councillor Ali Jones said the fact the accord had failed to move forward after months of work showed a law change was the only way to address the issues.http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/10372441/Street-workers-hopes-dashedlast_img read more