If anybody reading this is going to Denver (and there are some in Sacramento who don’t know yet, because of the prolonged budget debate), there’s going to be a forum at the Democratic Convention, entitled, “Winning Health Care Reform in 2009.” The Wednesday, August 27th, forum is billed to include “congressional leaders, committee chairs, governors leading state health reform, and many others—in this historic effort to win health care reform.”
The invite list includes key Californians, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative George Miller, as well as Senator Edward Kennedy, Senator Hillary Clinton, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Kansas Govenor Kathleen Sebelius, Senator Max Baucus, Senator Ken Salazar, Representative Charles Rangel, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Representative John Dingell, Ohio Governor Ted Strickland, Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, Representative Artur Davis, Former Senator Tom Daschle and others. It’s a good starting list of the players that will make health reform either happen or not next year.
The event will be held starting at 9:30am in the Seawall Ballroom, at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, right next door to the Convention Center, with views of the Rockies. Might be a good place to recover from a late night.